Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi sent a protest note to Vanuatu regarding the presence of Benny Wenda at a meeting at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations happened in January 25, 2019.

“We have sent a note of protest to Vanuatu. One of the principles that all countries must value is respecting the sovereignty of other countries,”
Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

The High Commissioner for Human Rights has a policy that all countries have good intentions. Benny Wenda’s presence in the Vanuatu delegation indicated that the state was abusing the High Commissioner for Human Rights policy.

Nevertheless, Retno was not surprised by Benny Wenda’s bold steps to smuggle into Vanuatu delegation. According to Retno, Benny Wenda did have a particular pattern in his Free Papua campaign. The model referred to by Retno was a manipulative step, spreading false news, and seeking sensation.

“From the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ explanation, there is a vision that there is no good intention. The meeting with Benny has nothing to do with the Vanuatu delegation. ”
Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

“The High Commissioner for Human Rights said that they were caught by surprise by Benny Wenda who was not listed in the official delegation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Vanuatu.”
Arrmanatha Nasir, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia in Geneva spoke directly by telephone with the High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on January 30, 2019, regarding the infiltration of the United Liberation of West Papua (ULMWP) leader Benny Wenda in the Vanuatu delegation. Moreover, Benny also spread the news of his meeting widely in the media.

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