A conversation with Jacob Rumbiak, West Papuan academic and political leader who has been in self-imposed exile in Australia after escaping from detention as a political prisoner for ten years in Indonesian gaols.
Hollandia and Melania are both daughters of Frans Kapisa a well known leader of the independence movement in West Papua. They both now live, study and work in Perth after receiving Permanent protections visas. Those now running from the Indonesian military may not be given in asylum in Australia since the election of Tony Abbott. […]