14 star flag-raising, Abepura 2002

14/12/2002

Three men were arrested for raising the 14-star flag of the West Melanesian State at Cenderawasih University in Abepura. This flag, which advocates a united state for the whole of Melanesia, including West Papua, is considered treasonous by the Indonesian State, as is the Papuan Morning Star flag. The three men were sentenced to between 10 months and 2 years in prison.

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