West Papua - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:38 pm on 21st February 2017.

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Photo of The Bishop of Southwark The Bishop of Southwark Bishop 2:38 pm, 21st February 2017

My Lords, with West Papuans continuing to be arrested and imprisoned for peaceful actions such as—as has already been said—demonstrating and even handing out flyers, and after Steven Itlay, leading a prayer ceremony in West Papua on 5 April 2016 to pray for West Papua to be accepted as a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, was arrested and convicted of treason and spent seven months incarcerated, will the Minister reassure noble Lords that Her Majesty’s Government have specifically condemned these actions?