19 October 2017

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Extract: Brad Simpson, founder and director of the Indonesia and East Timor documentation project, pushed for the files' release

"These documents show in great detail just how aware US officials were of how many people were being killed," said Mr Simpson, noting "the US stance at the time was silence".

Human Rights Watch researcher Andreas Harsono also says his extensive research has found no public comments from the US government at the time about the killings.

Full story http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41651047

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