West Papuans mark 60 years fighting for self-determination

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The Morning Star flag
The Morning Star flag ... a symbol of the West Papuan Independence movement. Image: Koroi Hawkins/RNZ Pacific

From RNZ

Pro-independence advocates say the human rights situation in West Papua continues to worsen because of “deliberate ignorance” by Pacific neighbours and the international community.

A collation of Pacific NGOs organised solidarity flag raising events across the region on Wednesday — December 1 — to commemorate 60 years since the banned Morning Star flag was raised in West Papua.

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