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AWPA West Papua Update No 7/ 2022

December 6, 2022

AWPA West Papua Update No 7/ 2022
6 December2022

The 1st December was the 61st anniversary of the first official flying of the Morning Star flag on the 1st December in 1961, in the then Dutch colony of Netherlands New Guinea. The Dutch were finally about to give the West Papuan people their freedom. However, it is one of the great tragedies that at their moment of freedom it was cruelly crushed and West Papua was basically handed over to Indonesia in 1963.
Sixty one years later, the West Papuan people are still struggling for their right to self-determination.
In a global day of action, supporters around the world raised the West Papuan flag in a show of support for the West Papuan people……….

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