Indonesia

A forgotten genocide

Print edition : January 08, 2016

October 8, 1965. When anti-Communist activities raged through Jakarta. Demonstrators march towards PKI headquarters to burn it down. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The remains of the headquarters after the demonstrators destroyed it. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Communist rebels rounded up in Bojolali in central Java. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

President Sukarno pinning a medal on Suharto after naming him the Commander of the Indonesian army. Photo: UPI/THE HINDU ARCHIVES

January 12, 1967: Indonesian Communist Party leader Anwar Sanusi being questioned by army officers shortly after his arrest. Sanusi was one of the central committee members of the PKI and was believed to have been involved in the 1965 coup attempt. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Sudisman, another Communist leader, on his way to a special military tribunal court in Jakarta. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

At the International People's Tribunal 1965, which held hearings on the allegations of killings by authorities 50 years ago, in The Hague, Netherlands, on November 10. Photo: Peter Dejong/AP

Millions of Communists were killed in a U.S.-backed pogrom in Indonesia 50 years ago, but the government continues to disallow discussions or film screenings relating to the massacre.
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