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Revisiting an Indonesian massacre 50 years on - Al Jazeera English

1.10.15

Revisiting an Indonesian massacre 50 years on - Al Jazeera English: When then-Major General Suharto mobilised the military to crush them, he came out a national hero - and reaped the rewards in a 31-year dictatorship over the country.

It wasn't until Marching's father passed away four months after Suharto's fall from power in 1998, that her mother told her he had been a political prisoner in the 1960s, tortured for his "leftist" ideology.

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the so-called failed coup blamed on the PKI. It is still a matter of historical debate who killed the generals and who gave the orders.


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