Positive news as Indonesian government appears to be bowing to pressure in the wake of the historic West Papuan people’s petition, one of the three demands of which is a United Nations investigation into human rights.

The office of the high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, told the Guardian she had been engaging with Indonesian authorities on the issue of West Papua and “the prevailing human rights situation” and had requested access to the area

“Indonesia has in-principle agreed to grant the office access to Papua and we are waiting for confirmation of the arrangements,” said a spokeswoman, Ravina Shamdasandi.

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