Feb 24, 2015

West Papua: Fijian Petition Launched to Show Public Support

On 20 February 2015 a petition aimed at showing public solidarity for West Papua within Fiji was launched at Suva’s Sukuna Park. The petition also hopes to garner further support for West Papua’s campaign to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

Below is an article published by Radio New Zealand International:

The Fiji Times paper reports all Fijians are urged to sign the petition launched at Suva's Sukuna Park last Friday [20 February 2015] to show solidarity and support for their Melanesian brothers and sisters.

The director of the Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy, Sirino Rakabi, says the people of West Papua need Fiji's support.

He says full West Papua membership of the MSG will be a highly significant step towards realising their dream of freedom from oppression, fear and slavery, and the ability to determine their political future.