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Indonesia’s Jokowi Admits to Serious Past Human Rights Abuses
January 12, 2023

Indonesia’s Jokowi Admits to Serious Past Human Rights Abuses

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader acknowledged 12 episodes of gross human rights violations that occurred between the 1960s and the early 2000s.

Declassified Files Illuminate UK Role in Indonesian Anti-Communist Purges
October 18, 2021

Declassified Files Illuminate UK Role in Indonesian Anti-Communist Purges

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.K. ran a propaganda campaign in the mid-1960s urging that the "communist cancer be cut out of the body of the state.”
Suharto’s Shadow Still Lingers in Indonesian Museums
February 06, 2019

Suharto’s Shadow Still Lingers in Indonesian Museums

By Michael G. Vann
“New Order” history is a sensitive topic as Indonesia’s presidential election approaches.

Is Indonesia’s Military Chief Making a New Political Power Play?
October 06, 2017

Is Indonesia’s Military Chief Making a New Political Power Play?

By Keith Loveard, Shinta Eka Puspasari and Nalendra Yusa Faidil
A closer look at Gatot Nurmantyo’s apparent play for political power.

What's Behind the New Communist Scares in Indonesia and the Philippines?
May 27, 2016

What's Behind the New Communist Scares in Indonesia and the Philippines?

By Mong Palatino
Anti-communist sentiment in both countries has grabbed headlines over the past few months.

International Court Revisits Indonesia's 1965 Mass Killings
November 19, 2015

International Court Revisits Indonesia's 1965 Mass Killings

By Mong Palatino
An international people's tribunal at the Hague looks into one of the country's most troubling periods.

Unburying the Past
August 03, 2012

Unburying the Past

While some nations in Southeast Asia turn away, Indonesia looks back on a tortured past.

Indonesia Looks Back
August 01, 2012

Indonesia Looks Back

A recent report has many in Indonesia looking back at a tragic moment in its history.

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