Human rights lawyer and staunch Free West Papua Advocate Powes Parkop is determined that West Papua will gain Independence in his life time.
He was a West Papua activist when he was studying law at UPNG. Now, returning as the Governor of the Nation’s capital, that fight has grown even stronger. He said for 50 years West Papuans have been suppressed on their own land. Now it’s time for Papua new Guineans to mobilise and speak on behalf of our Melanesian family across the border.
He revealed pertinent facts, including the fact that West Papua was never part of Indonesia during pre-colonial times