Central Highlands villagers, shown here with the Morning Star flag in the West Papua capital, have been fighting to recover their ancestral lands for 50 years. Picture: Getty Images Central Highlands villagers, shown here with the Morning Star flag in the West Papua capital, have been fighting to recover their ancestral lands for 50 years. Picture: Getty Images
Central Highlands villagers, shown here with the Morning Star flag in the West Papua capital, have been fighting to recover their ancestral lands for 50 years. Picture: Getty Images

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The Road: new book shines a light on Indonesia’s 50-year forgotten war in West Papua as it flares again

  • Australian journalist John Martinkus documents West Papuan indigenous tribes’ fight to recover ancestral lands annexed by Indonesia
  • Construction of a controversial highway sparked an escalation last year with Indonesia deploying troops and chemical weapons

Topic |   Indonesia
Central Highlands villagers, shown here with the Morning Star flag in the West Papua capital, have been fighting to recover their ancestral lands for 50 years. Picture: Getty Images Central Highlands villagers, shown here with the Morning Star flag in the West Papua capital, have been fighting to recover their ancestral lands for 50 years. Picture: Getty Images
Central Highlands villagers, shown here with the Morning Star flag in the West Papua capital, have been fighting to recover their ancestral lands for 50 years. Picture: Getty Images
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