Horror in Takokak

December 11, 2013

“They died with a bullet hole in the back of their heads”

Guest writer Hendi Jo

Takokak, Cigunung Tugu Cemetery of Heroes (photo taken November 2013)

Yusup Supardi stares at the ground. Then he lifts his face and takes a deep breath. He smiles as he tries to control his emotions.

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Indonesia Calling

January 13, 2013

New twist in dodging Dutch war crimes investigations 

Three Dutch institutions asked funding from their government to do research into the events of Indonesia´s war of independence 1945-49. End of December 2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs Timmermans responded: “Indonesia thinks it is not a good idea”.
The institutions – the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) and the Dutch Institute for Military History (NIMH) – expressed their ‘disappointment’.

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