Papuan independence battle fought from Oxford village

To his neighbours in Marston, a village in north Oxford where he has lived for 16 years, Benny Wenda is another face in the multicultural city.

His six children have gone to local schools and he worships at the local church. Few know the traumatic events that led him here or the crusade he fights from his home.

In a move that caused reverberations on the other side of the world, Mr Wenda last week declared himself interim president of the government in exile of West Papua, a territory on the island of New Guinea.

Source: The Times UK

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