Papua: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 28 March 2019.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of human rights abuses against indigenous people in West Papua; and what recent representations he has made to his Indonesian counterpart on that assessment.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The UK Government follows the situation in Papua closely. Most recently, I raised Papua with the Indonesian Ambassador on 8 January. Officials have also pressed the Indonesian authorities to address legitimate human rights concerns, including upholding the rights of all citizens to protest peacefully, and promote the sustainable and equitable development of the provinces.

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