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Renowned West Papuan rights activist dies

Radio New Zealand - July 9, 2019

Leading West Papuan human rights activist Ferry Marisan has died in Jayapura.

Mr Marisan is well known for his work over two decades with the Advocacy of Human Rights Institution, ELSHAM Papua.

He played a prominent role in raising awareness about Papuan rights, including in relation to exploitation of Papua's mineral resources.

Mr Marisan was also a renowned musician whose recordings and performances with the Black Paradise group gained a large following.

Tabloid Jubi reported that Mr Marisan died at Abepura hospital from diabetes complications. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Source: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/393948/renowned-west-papuan-rights-activist-dies