Yamin Kogoya

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West Papua's road to independence was disrupted 60 years ago, on August 15, with the signing of the infamous New York Agreement, a deal between the Netherlands and Indonesia over Papuan sovereignty, writes Yamin Kagoya.

December 1, 2021, marks 60 years since the state of West Papua came into being. But Papuans are still struggling to achieve their independence, writes Yamin Kogoya.

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Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea have raised the issue of regional human rights at a recent United Nations General Assembly meeting, a move welcomed by West Papuans, reports Yamin Kogoya.

Indonesia is labelling West Papuan activists as "terrorist" to criminalise the movement and depict them as radical extremists in the eyes of the international community, writes Yamin Kogoya.

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