Syakirun Niam, Jakarta – A 1965 exile who resides in Amsterdam, Holland, Sri Budiarti or Ning, has related her experience of being berated and accused of being a member of the now-defunct Indonesian Women's Movement (Gerwani).
1965 & Anti-Communist Purge
Nirmala Maulana Achmad, Jakarta – The government is being asked to set history straight on incidents of past gross human rights violations by writing an official national history book.
Wilda Hayatun Nufus, Jakarta – A former victim of human rights abuses, Sungkono has questioned President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's failure to apologise for the 1965 mass killings.
Semarang – Victims and the families of victims of gross human rights violations during the 1965 tragedy and the mysterious shootings (Petrus) in 1982-1985 in Central Java are urging the government to straighten out the history of the two incidents.
Jakarta – A victim of the 1965 gross human rights violations, Bedjo Untung, is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to revoke all legislation inherited from former president Suharto's New Order (Orba) regime that discriminate against victims of the 1965 killings.
According to Untung, this step has to be taken if Widodo truly wants to restore the victims' rights.
Jakarta – One of the victims of gross human rights violations during the 1965 tragedy, Bedjo Untung, says he appreciates that the Dutch government has apologised to Indonesia for violence committed during the war of independence in 1945-1949.
Jakarta – The Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) is urging the state to apologies over past mass gross human rights violations. The Elsam cited the Dutch government which has just recently apologised to Indonesia for committing excessive violence during the Dutch colonial period.
Amnesty International Indonesia is calling for the reopening of the investigation into the 1965 humanitarian tragedy following the revelation of new facts reported by the British media The reports cite the involvement of the British government in the mass murders which occurred in Indonesia between 1965 and 1966.
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the public's fear of communism is one of the factors making it difficult to resolve the 1965 tragedy.
Kontras advocacy staff director Tioria Pretty revealed that this fear was spread by the New Order regime of former president Suharto which was in power for 32 years.
Jakarta – A former political prisoner who was arrested in the aftermath of the September 30 Movement (G30S) affair in 1965, Bedjo Untung, is asking all parties to stop pinning or using the term “Indonesian Communist Party” (PKI) after saying or writing G30S.