December 9, 2014 Leave a comment
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
With Octo Mote—West Papuan journalist, human rights advocate, and Spokesperson of the Papua Peace Negotiating Team who will be visiting New Zealand after participating in the Historic West Papua Unification meeting taking place in Vanuatu at the beginning of December.
West Papua Action Auckland, Asia Pacific Human Rights Coalition and Pax Christi invite you to a special Human Rights Day event:
Human Rights in West Papua
7pm, Wednesday 10 December
St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby.
Octo Mote is the former head of the Papua Bureau of Kompas, the largest Indonesian daily newspaper. Following a meeting between 100 Papuan leaders (Tim 100) and Indonesian President B.J. Habibie in 1999, Octo was forced to leave Papua due to death threats from the Indonesian security services.
Octo Mote is the current Chairperson of the Papuan Peace Negotiating Team, which was set up on the mandate of a civil society Papua Peace Conference held in Jayapura, West Papua, in July 2011. He is currently living in exile and is a Senior Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School.
For more information please contact Maire Leadbeater on maire or Kevin McBride on paxchristi