MAPW calls for defence cooperation with Indonesia suspension, after West Papua killings

MAPW has issued a media release supporting calls for suspension of defence cooperation with Indonesia and to demand access for Australian and other journalists to West Papua, following the shooting of pro-independence activists in West Papua.

In our statement, MAPW President Dr Jenny Grounds notes that Australia has an agreement for military cooperation with Indonesia which includes the supply of weapons. This opens with the phrase “reaffirming the sovereign equality of the parties, their faith in the purposes and principles of the charter of the United Nations and their desire to live in peace with all peoples and all governments”.

Contact MAPW on 03 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465 for further media comment.