Bendy Wenda

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Bendy Wenda said : “While we mourn for three years of Indonesian military operations, these games are a dance on top of our graves, on top of our suffering, on top of our cries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Some of them were official heads of their local districts, others were prominent church people,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “High school children and elders were recently arrested and blindfolded like animals in Maybrat . The PON XX is a PR exercise by the Indonesian government to cover up the evidence of mass killings,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda asked ( about Joko Widodo ) : “Why are they holding the National Games in the middle of military operations and a pandemic?” “President Widodo, do not ignore my call to find the peaceful solution that is good for your people and my people” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “sit down to arrange a peaceful referendum, to uphold the principle of self-determination enshrined by the international community” “You cannot pretend that nothing is happening in West Papua. The world is beginning to watch” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We now have to count more of our dead. How much longer will this continue?” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “The stated aim of the operations is to ‘wipe out’ all resistance to Indonesian colonialism,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The Internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “The internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages,” External link

wsau Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages," External link

bordermail Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “I issue this urgent warning [to] the world – huge Indonesian military operations, some of the largest in years, are imminent in West Papua,” “The internet is being cut off , hundreds more troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages in Intan Jaya, Puncak Jaya, and Nduga regencies” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “The Jala Mangkara Detachment (Denjaka), elite troops of the Indonesian Navy, are being deployed . I myself witnessed the consequences of these military operations when I was a child , seeing my village bombed and my family killed,” “I had to flee and live in the bush for six years. It makes my heart cry that this is about to happen to so many more of my people” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Those in West Papua who take up arms are not terrorists. They are not connected to a religious ideology or international funding networks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “In reality, Indonesia is a terrorist state that has used mass violence against my people for nearly six decades,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “On December 1 of that year, the West New Guinea Council selected our national anthem, flag, and symbols. We had a territory, a people, and were listed as a Non-Self-Governing Territory by the UN Decolonisation Committee,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Under the 1960 UN Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, we have a right to determine our own political status free from colonial rule,” “Even the Preamble to the Indonesian constitution recognises that, ‘Independence is the natural right of every nation [and] colonialism must be abolished in this world because it is not in conformity with Humanity and Justice’” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Terrorism is the use of violence against civilians to intimidate a population for political aims. This is exactly what Indonesia has been doing against my people for 60 years. Over 500,000 men, women and children have been killed since Indonesia invaded,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Any country would do the same if it was invaded and colonised. We do not target civilians, and are committed to working under international law and international humanitarian law, unlike Indonesia, which will not even sign up to the International Criminal Court because it knows that its actions in West Papua are war crimes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Our independent nation was stolen in 1963 by the Indonesian government,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 22, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda says : "I already said to her, 'One day you'll become a big lawyer'," "At that point, you will help me" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda says : "I already said to her, 'One day you'll become a big lawyer'," "At that point, you will help me" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Regional leaders must pay attention to what is taking place in West Papua,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "This is racial ethnic cleansing, a genocidal fantasy at the highest levels of the Indonesian state," External link

rnzi Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "When Indonesia invaded our land, General Ali Moertopo said the Papuan people should be transferred to the moon," External link

rnzi Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about Abdullah Mahmud Hendropriyono ) : “The shooting that took place (on January 4) was two days after the statement made by the former head of the State Intelligence Agency, Hendropriyono, that some missionaries had been involved using the church’s channels in an effort to liberate Papua from Indonesia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “In our policy it is very clear that, we do not take any harmful action against missionaries or any other humanitarian workers, because it would violate international law,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “West Papua does not have terrorists. In fact, it was Indonesia who came to Papua as terrorists killing Papuans with modern weapons” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda says : “They treat us different. Because, we are different,” “They look at us as sub-human” External link

time Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Today, we announce the formation of the West Papua provisional administration. We are ready to take over our territory, and we will no longer submit to Jakarta’s illegal military laws,” “Starting today, December 1, 2020, we will begin to apply our own constitution and reclaim our sovereign land” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Today, we honour and recognise all our forefathers who fought and died for us by finally establishing a united government-in-waiting. " External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda declared : “Today, we honour and recognise all our forefathers who fought and died for us by finally establishing a united government-in-waiting,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Today, we honor and recognize all our forefathers who fought and died for us by finally establishing a united government-in-waiting,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The Constitution establishes a governance structure, including the formation of a Congress, Senate and judicial branch," External link

rnzi Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Today, we honour and recognise all our forefathers who fought and died for us by finally establishing a united government-in-waiting,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “This is martial law in all but name,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We are not going to bow down to Jakarta’s renewal of so-called Special Autonomy. We are reclaiming our sovereignty from Indonesia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "I'm calling for the Indonesian president to immediately withdraw all troops from West Papua and allow ordinary people, who have been internally displaced in their own land, to resettle in their villages peacefully," External link

rnzi Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda claimed : “There is only one just, democratic and feasible solution for West Papua: our right to self-determination, exercised through a referendum on independence,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 13, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The Vanua'aku Pati has been a champion of my people and our struggle for self-determination and independence from the beginning," External link

rnzi Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Freeport has long been the single largest tax payer to the Indonesian colonial state, taxes which are used to buy the weapons which kill my people," External link

rnzi Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Systemic discrimination is rooted in Indonesia's military and police," "They kick and beat us and keep calling us 'monyet' (monkey)," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Systemic discrimination is rooted in Indonesia's military and police," "They kick and beat us and keep calling us 'monyet' (monkey)," External link

dw-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

dw-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "What's happening right now is worrying. It's the next East Timor," "We don't want to see a massacre and then the world reacts" External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We won't win a war with the Indonesian military," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "What's happening right now is worrying. It's the next East Timor," "We don't want to see a massacre and then the world reacts" External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, September 6, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We won't win a war with the Indonesian military," "Our weapon is a peaceful one -- a referendum" External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, September 6, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "What's happening right now is worrying. It's the next East Timor," "We don't want to see a massacre and then the world reacts" External link

guardian-ng Friday, September 6, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We won't win a war with the Indonesian military," "Our weapon is a peaceful one -- a referendum" External link

guardian-ng Friday, September 6, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda souligné : "Nous n'allons pas remporter la guerre contre l'armée indonésienne" External link

afp-fr Friday, September 6, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "What's happening right now is worrying. It's the next East Timor," "We don't want to see a massacre and then the world reacts" External link

afp-en Friday, September 6, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We won't win a war with the Indonesian military," "Our weapon is a peaceful one -- a referendum" External link

afp-en Friday, September 6, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Systemic discrimination is rooted in Indonesia’s military and police,” “They kick and beat us and keep calling us ‘monyet’ (monkey),” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 2, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “They see themselves as superiorlike the colonials used their power they put down Papuans they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 2, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, September 2, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

dw-en Monday, September 2, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

dw-en Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda declared : “the time has come for us to reclaim our country,” External link

rian-en Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda declared : “the time has come for us to reclaim our country,” External link

ruvr-en Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We feel that this is a starting point," "We are fighting for a very long time to recognise the human rights violations in West Papua. This is the first time the leaders have agreed and support[ed] the Vanuatu proposal" External link

rnzi Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Indonesia has always seen us as animals," "They will never see us as equal. "The only way to end this abuse and suffering is a peaceful referendum on independence" External link

bbc Friday, August 23, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about Dirk Burger ) : “In February this year, the UN condemned the ‘deeply entrenched discrimination and racism’ Papuans suffer at the hands of Indonesia. The UN must now follow this up,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about Dirk Burger ) : “In February this year, the UN condemned the ‘deeply entrenched discrimination and racism’ Papuans suffer at the hands of Indonesia. The UN must now follow this up,” External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about Joko Widodo ) : "Racism goes hand-in-hand with colonisation and repression. Like the black people of South Africa, fighting against apartheid, our struggle against racism is also a struggle for self-determination," "President Widodo's words are not enough: Papuans will not stop fighting until we achieve equality, self-determination and a referendum on independence," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Friday, July 5, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The ULMWP is ready to form an independent West Papua," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, July 5, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country,” External link

pina Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:58:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “BP need to admit that they're operating in the middle of a genocide. BP, you can't just say that you're only in West Papua for business. "If you continue to work with this illegal occupation, then you're part of the problem. You fund the illegal Indonesian government. They misuse your funds to buy guns and equipment to kill my people. "You take our raw materials, make money, and give some of it to the occupier. We West Papuans see none of the benefits. Whether it's human rights violations or global warming, BP's actions directly impact my people” External link

theecologist Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “This is a critical time for our people because the election for a colonial occupied force is not legitimate,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 12, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We respect Indonesia's right to hold elections in its own territory, but we will oppose the elections of the coloniser when they are forced upon us,” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We have tried participating in the elections of the colonial master before - but we are still killed, tortured and discriminated against every day” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “I call on you all to prepare for an inevitable referendum on independence and intensify the struggle against the Indonesian occupation,” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “In 2017, nearly 2 million of you risked arrest, torture and assassination to raise your voices through this historical petition,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda told : “smuggled from one end of Papua to the other,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Today is a historic day for me and for my people," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Today is a historic day for me and for my people," External link

trust Monday, January 28, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Today is a historic day for me and for my people,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Today is a historic day for me and for my people," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Indonesia is violating international law. The use of chemical burn-causing weapons is illegal. Indonesia flouts these treaties in its acts of extreme violence. When chemical weapons are used in Syria the world is horrified, but in West Papua the Indonesian government is able to cover up its crimes by stopping any independent organizations from entering the country and then launch brutal military operations afterwards. This episode is more evidence of the desperate need for West Papua to have freedom from the colonial occupation of the Indonesian state. " External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Indonesia has seen that ordinary Indonesian people have come out in support of our rights, and it sent a strong signal,” “Then, just after that, this incident happened. That’s a little bit of concern to me” External link

scmp Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We as West Papuan Melanesians want to survive, to be safe and to be free in our own country and therefore, we cannot continue to live with Indonesia where we are not safe and where there is only killing and imprisonment for us," "We do not want us West Papuan Melanesians to be wiped out from the face of the earth. Therefore, now is the time to bring West Papua back home before it is too late, back to our roots and back to our family within the Melanesian Spearhead Group and as part of the wider Pacific family" External link

pidp Monday, October 16, 2017 4:45:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We hand over the bones of the people of West Papua to the United Nations and the world” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : “Australia and New Zealand need West Papua. We are the gatekeepers, and for security reasons, West Papua is very important,” External link

pidp Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : “West Papua really needs the media in terms of the publicity. Media publicity is very important,” External link

pidp Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : "What happened in 1969 was a fraud," "This is why West Papuans believe that our right to self-determination under international law still exists" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : “What happened in 1969 was a fraud,” “This is why West Papuans believe that our right to self-determination under international law still exists” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:32:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : "What happened in 1969 was a fraud," "This is why West Papuans believe that our right to self-determination under international law still exists" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “It cannot be explained why the arrests were made and the office of the ULMWP was destroyed when our colonisers are also an associated member of MSG,” External link

pidp Friday, December 23, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : “Indonesia is able to massacre my people. Almost 500,000 men and women have been killed. While I’m speaking, there are arrests and intimidations and imprisonments still going on in West Papua,” External link

pidp Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We want to thank our Melanesian leaders and the chair and Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands for discussing and facilitating our application for full membership. Though disappointed, we remain optimistic to see our application further discussed in September in Port Vila, Vanuatu,” External link

pina Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We want to thank our Melanesian leaders and the chair and Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands for discussing and facilitating our application for full membership. Though disappointed, we remain optimistic to see our application further discussed in September in Port Vila, Vanuatu," "We the ULMWP would not come this far if it wasn't for the grassroots and Pacific leadership support and we call for more support as we work towards establishing a political voice for our people of West Papua" External link

rnzi Monday, July 18, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “The reason that we West Papuans are still suffering now is because our country was illegally taken by Indonesia in 1969 without the agreement of the West Papuan people,” External link

thejakartaglobe Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:08:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We have seen many presidents come and go, all promising much for our people but only delivering more killings, oppression and Indonesian migrants. Under Jokowi, we have seen the massacre of West Papuan children and further burning of villages,” External link

thejakartaglobe Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:08:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesman29.63%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
leader14.81%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
separatist1.85%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
campaigner1.85%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
tribal chief1.85%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
activist35.19%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
líder3.70%ES12/10/201610/12/2016
spokesperson5.56%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
independence leader5.56%EN07/31/201331/07/2013
Names Lang Count
Benny WendaEN60.91%
Benny WendaFR22.73%
Bendy WendaEN15.45%
Benny WendaES0.91%


 
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Jennifer Robinson says ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "Benny had absolutely no chance of getting a fair trial," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Jennifer Robinson says ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "Benny had absolutely no chance of getting a fair trial," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Catherine Delahunty said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “There was a very powerful dialogue with some young Pasifika and Māori students, and some young people expressing their support,” “I think it was useful and consolidated a lot of relationships, Benny being here. I think it helped us ride a wave of growing awareness which is slow, but steady, and we do see more and more people taking stock of this issue” External link

pidp Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

wacotrib Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

theolympian Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

tri-cityherald Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

miamiherald Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

wftv Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

kiro7 Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

gainesville Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

seattlepi Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:25:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

news9 Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

wsoctv Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

wftv Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

newson6 Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

voanews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

star-telegram Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

charlotteobserver Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

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Bendy Wenda said : “While we mourn for three years of Indonesian military operations, these games are a dance on top of our graves, on top of our suffering, on top of our cries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Some of them were official heads of their local districts, others were prominent church people,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “High school children and elders were recently arrested and blindfolded like animals in Maybrat . The PON XX is a PR exercise by the Indonesian government to cover up the evidence of mass killings,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda asked ( about Joko Widodo ) : “Why are they holding the National Games in the middle of military operations and a pandemic?” “President Widodo, do not ignore my call to find the peaceful solution that is good for your people and my people” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “sit down to arrange a peaceful referendum, to uphold the principle of self-determination enshrined by the international community” “You cannot pretend that nothing is happening in West Papua. The world is beginning to watch” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We now have to count more of our dead. How much longer will this continue?” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “The stated aim of the operations is to ‘wipe out’ all resistance to Indonesian colonialism,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The Internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “The internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages,” External link

wsau Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The internet is being cut off, hundreds of troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages," External link

bordermail Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “I issue this urgent warning [to] the world – huge Indonesian military operations, some of the largest in years, are imminent in West Papua,” “The internet is being cut off , hundreds more troops are being deployed, and we are receiving reports that West Papuan civilians are fleeing from their villages in Intan Jaya, Puncak Jaya, and Nduga regencies” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “The Jala Mangkara Detachment (Denjaka), elite troops of the Indonesian Navy, are being deployed . I myself witnessed the consequences of these military operations when I was a child , seeing my village bombed and my family killed,” “I had to flee and live in the bush for six years. It makes my heart cry that this is about to happen to so many more of my people” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Those in West Papua who take up arms are not terrorists. They are not connected to a religious ideology or international funding networks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “In reality, Indonesia is a terrorist state that has used mass violence against my people for nearly six decades,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “On December 1 of that year, the West New Guinea Council selected our national anthem, flag, and symbols. We had a territory, a people, and were listed as a Non-Self-Governing Territory by the UN Decolonisation Committee,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Under the 1960 UN Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, we have a right to determine our own political status free from colonial rule,” “Even the Preamble to the Indonesian constitution recognises that, ‘Independence is the natural right of every nation [and] colonialism must be abolished in this world because it is not in conformity with Humanity and Justice’” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Terrorism is the use of violence against civilians to intimidate a population for political aims. This is exactly what Indonesia has been doing against my people for 60 years. Over 500,000 men, women and children have been killed since Indonesia invaded,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Any country would do the same if it was invaded and colonised. We do not target civilians, and are committed to working under international law and international humanitarian law, unlike Indonesia, which will not even sign up to the International Criminal Court because it knows that its actions in West Papua are war crimes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Our independent nation was stolen in 1963 by the Indonesian government,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 22, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda says : "I already said to her, 'One day you'll become a big lawyer'," "At that point, you will help me" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda says : "I already said to her, 'One day you'll become a big lawyer'," "At that point, you will help me" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Regional leaders must pay attention to what is taking place in West Papua,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "This is racial ethnic cleansing, a genocidal fantasy at the highest levels of the Indonesian state," External link

rnzi Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "When Indonesia invaded our land, General Ali Moertopo said the Papuan people should be transferred to the moon," External link

rnzi Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about Abdullah Mahmud Hendropriyono ) : “The shooting that took place (on January 4) was two days after the statement made by the former head of the State Intelligence Agency, Hendropriyono, that some missionaries had been involved using the church’s channels in an effort to liberate Papua from Indonesia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “In our policy it is very clear that, we do not take any harmful action against missionaries or any other humanitarian workers, because it would violate international law,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “West Papua does not have terrorists. In fact, it was Indonesia who came to Papua as terrorists killing Papuans with modern weapons” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda says : “They treat us different. Because, we are different,” “They look at us as sub-human” External link

time Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Today, we announce the formation of the West Papua provisional administration. We are ready to take over our territory, and we will no longer submit to Jakarta’s illegal military laws,” “Starting today, December 1, 2020, we will begin to apply our own constitution and reclaim our sovereign land” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Today, we honour and recognise all our forefathers who fought and died for us by finally establishing a united government-in-waiting. " External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda declared : “Today, we honour and recognise all our forefathers who fought and died for us by finally establishing a united government-in-waiting,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Today, we honor and recognize all our forefathers who fought and died for us by finally establishing a united government-in-waiting,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The Constitution establishes a governance structure, including the formation of a Congress, Senate and judicial branch," External link

rnzi Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Today, we honour and recognise all our forefathers who fought and died for us by finally establishing a united government-in-waiting,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “This is martial law in all but name,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We are not going to bow down to Jakarta’s renewal of so-called Special Autonomy. We are reclaiming our sovereignty from Indonesia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "I'm calling for the Indonesian president to immediately withdraw all troops from West Papua and allow ordinary people, who have been internally displaced in their own land, to resettle in their villages peacefully," External link

rnzi Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda claimed : “There is only one just, democratic and feasible solution for West Papua: our right to self-determination, exercised through a referendum on independence,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 13, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The Vanua'aku Pati has been a champion of my people and our struggle for self-determination and independence from the beginning," External link

rnzi Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Freeport has long been the single largest tax payer to the Indonesian colonial state, taxes which are used to buy the weapons which kill my people," External link

rnzi Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Systemic discrimination is rooted in Indonesia's military and police," "They kick and beat us and keep calling us 'monyet' (monkey)," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Systemic discrimination is rooted in Indonesia's military and police," "They kick and beat us and keep calling us 'monyet' (monkey)," External link

dw-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

dw-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "What's happening right now is worrying. It's the next East Timor," "We don't want to see a massacre and then the world reacts" External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We won't win a war with the Indonesian military," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "What's happening right now is worrying. It's the next East Timor," "We don't want to see a massacre and then the world reacts" External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, September 6, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We won't win a war with the Indonesian military," "Our weapon is a peaceful one -- a referendum" External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, September 6, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "What's happening right now is worrying. It's the next East Timor," "We don't want to see a massacre and then the world reacts" External link

guardian-ng Friday, September 6, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We won't win a war with the Indonesian military," "Our weapon is a peaceful one -- a referendum" External link

guardian-ng Friday, September 6, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda souligné : "Nous n'allons pas remporter la guerre contre l'armée indonésienne" External link

afp-fr Friday, September 6, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "What's happening right now is worrying. It's the next East Timor," "We don't want to see a massacre and then the world reacts" External link

afp-en Friday, September 6, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We won't win a war with the Indonesian military," "Our weapon is a peaceful one -- a referendum" External link

afp-en Friday, September 6, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Systemic discrimination is rooted in Indonesia’s military and police,” “They kick and beat us and keep calling us ‘monyet’ (monkey),” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 2, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “They see themselves as superiorlike the colonials used their power they put down Papuans they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 2, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, September 2, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

dw-en Monday, September 2, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "They see themselves as superior…like the colonials used their power they put down Papuans… they still have a colonial attitude towards Papuans…" External link

dw-en Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda declared : “the time has come for us to reclaim our country,” External link

rian-en Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda declared : “the time has come for us to reclaim our country,” External link

ruvr-en Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We feel that this is a starting point," "We are fighting for a very long time to recognise the human rights violations in West Papua. This is the first time the leaders have agreed and support[ed] the Vanuatu proposal" External link

rnzi Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Indonesia has always seen us as animals," "They will never see us as equal. "The only way to end this abuse and suffering is a peaceful referendum on independence" External link

bbc Friday, August 23, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about Dirk Burger ) : “In February this year, the UN condemned the ‘deeply entrenched discrimination and racism’ Papuans suffer at the hands of Indonesia. The UN must now follow this up,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about Dirk Burger ) : “In February this year, the UN condemned the ‘deeply entrenched discrimination and racism’ Papuans suffer at the hands of Indonesia. The UN must now follow this up,” External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about Joko Widodo ) : "Racism goes hand-in-hand with colonisation and repression. Like the black people of South Africa, fighting against apartheid, our struggle against racism is also a struggle for self-determination," "President Widodo's words are not enough: Papuans will not stop fighting until we achieve equality, self-determination and a referendum on independence," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Friday, July 5, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "The ULMWP is ready to form an independent West Papua," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, July 5, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country,” External link

pina Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:58:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda announced : "Politically and militarily we are united now. The international community can now see without a doubt that we are ready to take over our country," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “BP need to admit that they're operating in the middle of a genocide. BP, you can't just say that you're only in West Papua for business. "If you continue to work with this illegal occupation, then you're part of the problem. You fund the illegal Indonesian government. They misuse your funds to buy guns and equipment to kill my people. "You take our raw materials, make money, and give some of it to the occupier. We West Papuans see none of the benefits. Whether it's human rights violations or global warming, BP's actions directly impact my people” External link

theecologist Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “This is a critical time for our people because the election for a colonial occupied force is not legitimate,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 12, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We respect Indonesia's right to hold elections in its own territory, but we will oppose the elections of the coloniser when they are forced upon us,” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We have tried participating in the elections of the colonial master before - but we are still killed, tortured and discriminated against every day” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “I call on you all to prepare for an inevitable referendum on independence and intensify the struggle against the Indonesian occupation,” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “In 2017, nearly 2 million of you risked arrest, torture and assassination to raise your voices through this historical petition,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda told : “smuggled from one end of Papua to the other,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Today is a historic day for me and for my people," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Today is a historic day for me and for my people," External link

trust Monday, January 28, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Today is a historic day for me and for my people,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Today is a historic day for me and for my people," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "Indonesia is violating international law. The use of chemical burn-causing weapons is illegal. Indonesia flouts these treaties in its acts of extreme violence. When chemical weapons are used in Syria the world is horrified, but in West Papua the Indonesian government is able to cover up its crimes by stopping any independent organizations from entering the country and then launch brutal military operations afterwards. This episode is more evidence of the desperate need for West Papua to have freedom from the colonial occupation of the Indonesian state. " External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “Indonesia has seen that ordinary Indonesian people have come out in support of our rights, and it sent a strong signal,” “Then, just after that, this incident happened. That’s a little bit of concern to me” External link

scmp Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We as West Papuan Melanesians want to survive, to be safe and to be free in our own country and therefore, we cannot continue to live with Indonesia where we are not safe and where there is only killing and imprisonment for us," "We do not want us West Papuan Melanesians to be wiped out from the face of the earth. Therefore, now is the time to bring West Papua back home before it is too late, back to our roots and back to our family within the Melanesian Spearhead Group and as part of the wider Pacific family" External link

pidp Monday, October 16, 2017 4:45:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We hand over the bones of the people of West Papua to the United Nations and the world” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : “Australia and New Zealand need West Papua. We are the gatekeepers, and for security reasons, West Papua is very important,” External link

pidp Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : “West Papua really needs the media in terms of the publicity. Media publicity is very important,” External link

pidp Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : "What happened in 1969 was a fraud," "This is why West Papuans believe that our right to self-determination under international law still exists" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:25:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : “What happened in 1969 was a fraud,” “This is why West Papuans believe that our right to self-determination under international law still exists” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:32:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : "What happened in 1969 was a fraud," "This is why West Papuans believe that our right to self-determination under international law still exists" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “It cannot be explained why the arrests were made and the office of the ULMWP was destroyed when our colonisers are also an associated member of MSG,” External link

pidp Friday, December 23, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said ( about West Papua Campaign ) : “Indonesia is able to massacre my people. Almost 500,000 men and women have been killed. While I’m speaking, there are arrests and intimidations and imprisonments still going on in West Papua,” External link

pidp Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We want to thank our Melanesian leaders and the chair and Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands for discussing and facilitating our application for full membership. Though disappointed, we remain optimistic to see our application further discussed in September in Port Vila, Vanuatu,” External link

pina Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : "We want to thank our Melanesian leaders and the chair and Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands for discussing and facilitating our application for full membership. Though disappointed, we remain optimistic to see our application further discussed in September in Port Vila, Vanuatu," "We the ULMWP would not come this far if it wasn't for the grassroots and Pacific leadership support and we call for more support as we work towards establishing a political voice for our people of West Papua" External link

rnzi Monday, July 18, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “The reason that we West Papuans are still suffering now is because our country was illegally taken by Indonesia in 1969 without the agreement of the West Papuan people,” External link

thejakartaglobe Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:08:00 AM EAT

Bendy Wenda said : “We have seen many presidents come and go, all promising much for our people but only delivering more killings, oppression and Indonesian migrants. Under Jokowi, we have seen the massacre of West Papuan children and further burning of villages,” External link

thejakartaglobe Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:08:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesman29.63%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
leader14.81%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
separatist1.85%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
campaigner1.85%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
tribal chief1.85%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
activist35.19%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
líder3.70%ES12/10/201610/12/2016
spokesperson5.56%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
independence leader5.56%EN07/31/201331/07/2013
Names Lang Count
Benny WendaEN60.91%
Benny WendaFR22.73%
Bendy WendaEN15.45%
Benny WendaES0.91%


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Jennifer Robinson says ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "Benny had absolutely no chance of getting a fair trial," External link

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Jennifer Robinson says ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "Benny had absolutely no chance of getting a fair trial," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Catherine Delahunty said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “There was a very powerful dialogue with some young Pasifika and Māori students, and some young people expressing their support,” “I think it was useful and consolidated a lot of relationships, Benny being here. I think it helped us ride a wave of growing awareness which is slow, but steady, and we do see more and more people taking stock of this issue” External link

pidp Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

wacotrib Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

theolympian Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

tri-cityherald Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

miamiherald Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

wftv Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

kiro7 Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

gainesville Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

seattlepi Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:25:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

news9 Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

wsoctv Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

wftv Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

newson6 Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

voanews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

star-telegram Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : "During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose," External link

charlotteobserver Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani said ( about Bendy Wenda ) : “During this meeting, one member of the Vanuatu delegation, Mr. Benny Wenda, presented the high commissioner with a petition. This was not actually a meeting arranged with Mr. Wenda for that purpose,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT