Benny Wenda

Chairman of ULMWP
Benny Wenda

As Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda is a West Papuan independence leader and an international lobbyist. Following his escape from jail facing a 25 year sentence for campaigning for West Papua’s independence, Benny Wenda was granted political asylum by the British government¬†in 2003. In 2004. he founded the Free West Papua Campaign, an international campaign dedicated to supporting ULMWP’s efforts and raising support and awareness for West Papuan self-determination and independence. He has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.