A new Free West Papua campaign NGO group has launched in the Czech Republic, co-inciding with a number of Czech MPs signing up to the International Parliamentarians for West Papua declaration including a Government minister.
Friday 15th May 2009, fPcN interCultural: assisted in the creation of another Free West Papua campaign NGO: www.freewestpapua.cz, in the Czech Republic, at the Native & Indigenous Film Festival (naiff) www.naiff.eu
After showing the documentary “West Papua – The secret war in Asia” film (made by fPcN Germany in 2007), the panel with: Mr. Ondrej Liska, the Czech Minister of Education, Benny Wenda and fPcN activists, discussed with the visitors: “our responsibility for Indigenous peoples”. A lively discussion followed.
Photo: West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda, presenting campaign gifts to Mr. Ondrej Liska, Czech Minister of Education
The Czech MPs that added their names to the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (www.ipwp.org), are;
Mr. Ondrej Liska, Minister of Education
Ms. Katerina Jacques MP
Mr. Rabas MP
fPcN was also able to introduce lawyers to the “International lawyers for West Papua” NGO (www.ilwp.org) and a large sign up, is anticipated in the coming days