West Papua Background

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Benny Wenda

Benny Wenda is a West Papuan independence leader and an international lobbyist.

He lives in exile in the United Kingdom. In 2002 he was granted political asylum by the
British Government following his escape from custody while on trial in West Papua.
He is a leading figure on the international scene for the independence movement
of West Papua and has been a special representative of his people in the British
Parliament and United Nations.

Biography is an exert from a longer biography retrieved from here:

Photo: Benny Wenda Office

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