West Papua: Papuans greet UN envoy with rallies, demands

Hundreds of Papuans rallied on June 8 during a one-day visit by Hina Jilani, the UN secretary general's special representative on human rights defenders. In Jayapura, capital of Papua province, protesters welcomed Jilani while others called on her to "stop the genocide of the Papuans" and "stop the killing in West Papua". In Manokwari, capital of the province of West Papua, protesters called on the UN to pressure Jakarta to overturn the 1969 referendum that resulted in the territory's incorporation into Indonesia.

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