EU Statement on West Papua
Thursday, 5 September 2002 – Strasbourg
The Commission, together with the diplomatic missions of the Member States, continues to closely follow developments in Papua.
The Union immediately made a declaration on 13 November 2001, deploring the death in suspicious circumstances on 10 November of Mr Theys Eluay, the chair of the Papuan Praesidium, and continues to urge the Government of Indonesia to investigate the matter thoroughly and bring the perpetrators to justice. The Commission has participated in this and all Union démarches and continues to draw attention to Union’s concerns regarding the situation in Papua.