West Papuan activists leave Australian consulate in Bali 'voluntarily' after scaling wall

Oct 06, 2013, 08:39 AM

Three West Papuan activists who occupied Australia's consulate in Bali have left the compound after making pleas for the Government to take up their cause.

Student activists Rofinus Yanggam, Yuvensius Goo and Markus Jerewon climbed the wall of the consulate in the early hours of this morning.

They say they "took refuge" there and brought a letter addressed to the Australian people.

In it, they asked Prime Minister Tony Abbott to push the Indonesian government to release at least 55 political prisoners jailed in Indonesia's disputed Papua region.

The letter also called for greater press freedom for international journalists reporting on the province.