HOLLAND: ‘Tribunal’ opens hearings into mass killings in Indonesia

THE HAGUE – A “people’s tribunal” opened hearings in the Netherlands Tuesday intended to publicise allegations that Indonesian authorities were responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of suspected Communists 50 years ago.

Human rights lawyers acting as prosecutors charge the state of Indonesia in a nine-count indictment with crimes including murder, torture and sexual violence in the notorious killing spree from 1965-66 that left an estimated 500,000 people dead.

The bloodbath swept into power the dictator Suharto, whose authoritarian rule lasted for three decades.

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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