Benny Wenda

Chairperson of ULMWP
Benny Wenda

As Chairperson 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.