Embargoed for Release until Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, at 5 p.m., PGT (GMT+10)
General WPRA Mathias Wenda Congratulates Hon. Benny Wenda and Thanks the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
Chief General Mathias Wenda, the Commander of the West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA) as the father of Mr. Benny Wenda and as one of the elders of Lani Koteka Tribes General Wenda expresses thanks and deep appreciation to the Mayor of Oxford City and the Councillors of the Oxford City as well as Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
As the Secretary-General Koteka Tribal Assembly or Dewan Musyawarah Masyarakat Adat Koteka – DeMMAK) and the Chair of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Honourable Benny Wenda has been awarded “The Freedom of Oxford” symbolizing the recognition from the one of the oldest city councillors in the world that the cause of a free and independent West Papua is democratically justified, according to the universal human rights principles and should be supported by world powers.
Hon. Benny Wenda has been promoting human rights and self-determination of the West Papuan peoples though an international Supervised Vote in West Papua, supported by Parliamentarians in England, Europe, Melanesian countries and African-Caribbean countries.
Hon. Benny Wenda is envisioning a free and independent Republic West Papua applying what his previous Freedom of Oxford City Award Winner, the Late Nelson Mandela’s Tribal Model of Democracy where the principal leaders are guiding the people from behind the crowd, not leading in front.
Issued in: Central Headquarters of West Papua Revolutionary Army
On Date: July 17th, 2019, at 4 p.m. UTC+10
Gen. Amunggut Tabi
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