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Chairman, United Liberation Movement for West Papua - Benny Wenda

Can Benny Wenda take on Jakarta, and win? Stephen Sackur interviews the exiled leader of the West Papuan Liberation Movement.

Indonesia has the right kind of assets in terms of population, natural resources and strategic position to be a 21st century superpower; but there are clouds on the horizon. For five decades Jakarta has suppressed a Papuan independence movement, and in recent months tensions have flared into violence. Stephen Sackur interviews Benny Wenda, exiled leader of the West Papuan Liberation Movement. Can he take on Jakarta and win?

Image: Benny Wenda (Credit: United Liberation Movement for West Papua/AFP)

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Wed 18 Sep 2019 19:06GMT

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