An Evening With(out) Filep Karma 18.10.13 RISC
Amnesty International Reading Group
An Evening with(out) Filep Karma – Friday 18th October, 7.30pm, RISC, Reading
Filep Karma’s country, West Papua, was annexed by Indonesia in the 1960s. In 2004 he was present at a peaceful ceremony where a West Papuan flag was raised, and for this ‘offence’ he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The UN has ruled that he is illegally detained, and he is considered a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.
Our ‘Evening With(out) Filep Karma’ - we’d certainly like him to be with us, if only he weren’t detained in Indonesia - will highlight the culture and conditions of West Papua. Speakers will include:
- Peter Tatchell, who speaks so eloquently on this and other human rights issues;
- Melinda Janki, International Human Rights Lawyer, who presents the case for Filep Karma’s release;
- Benny Wenda, himself a West Papuan and former political prisoner in Indonesia.
There will also be West Papuan music and food.
We would be delighted for you to be part of our evening for Filep Karma.
If you are unable to attend, you could send us a message of support for Filep Karma, for us to pass on to his family.
An Evening With(out) Filep Karma
Friday 18th October 2013 at 7.30pm
RISC (Reading International Solidarity Centre)
35-39 London St