US Documents about the 1965 Tragedy Reinforce the Verdict of IPT Judges 1965

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International People's Tribunal 1965 considers 39 documents about the mass killings after the September 30 Movement of 1965 kept by the government of the United States (US) is not new.

This was disclosed, Research and Data Collection IPT 1965, Sri Lestari Wahyuningrum at the office of Amnesty International Indonesia, Jakarta, Friday (201/10/2017).

"The document is the part that the judge strongly considered when deciding the involvement of the United States, Britain and Australia in genocide in Indonesia," said Ayu greeting Sri Lestari Wahyuningrum.

Nevertheless, Ayu said, the 30,000-page document proves and reinforces the final decision of the 1965 IPT Assembly that mentions 10 humanitarian crimes in Indonesia in 1965.

From the decision, the judges stated that Indonesia was guilty and should be held accountable for crimes against humanitarian values.

"This only reinforces and reinforces the judgment of IPT 1965 judges," said Ayu.

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Therefore, he also urges the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) to conduct further investigation or re-investigation of crimes against humanity and genocide in the presence of such documents.

In fact, Ayu said, it is included in other serious crimes cases such as the enforced disappearance of 1997-1998 or May 1998 riots.

"Until now, the perpetrators of the 1965 crimes committed persecution to the accused of communism, in Aceh, Papua, East Timor, Talangsari, and other Tanjung Priok inventors of 1965 perpetrators," he said.

Not only that, Ayu said, the Government of Indonesia should also take concrete steps as part of a just settlement for the rights of victims of 1965 both judicially and non-judicially by forming the Presidential Committee on Truth and Clarification of History."Historical justice is important at this stage because without it there can be no other advanced process because it's the empirical basis of fact we want to run," he said.

Finally, Ayu expects the international community to support the task of the UN special rapporteur for the promotion of victims' rights to truth, justice, reparations and the guarantee of non-repetition of serious powers in the past.

"The government must also take concrete steps to end impunity and realize the four pillars of victims' rights in the present and future," said Ayu.

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39 documents

Reporting from the BBC Indonesia, a number of diplomatic cables American documents about the 1965 tragedy re-opened to the public by three American institutions. The document reveals a number of letters from and to the United States regarding post-1965 mass killings.

The document opened is 39 documents as thick as 30,000 pages which are records of the American Embassy to Indonesia from 1964 to 1968. The contents are among others the tension between the military and the PKI, including the further effect of mass killings.

These data and facts are considered to reveal part of the veil that has been closed in the history of Indonesia. During this time, the state, especially the Indonesian National Army, dodge to discuss or review the dark history of the tragedy of 1965.

The facts presented in this American diplomatic document deny a single narrative that the victims of the 1965 massacre of the tragedy were communists or those who were indeed linked to the killing of the generals and the takeover of power on September 30, 1965.

The members and sympathizers of the PKI were "confused and admitted to not knowing about September 30," wrote the diplomatic report of the American Embassy to Indonesia on November 20, 1965.

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The Indonesian government itself will not act hasty over the disclosure of such documents in the US.

Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said Indonesia could not simply trust documents from other countries. Therefore, Indonesia will act cautiously.

"Well, in America, let alone people, the president is just being murdered, that's why we need to be so careful," Ryamizard said at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, Thursday (19/10/2017).

Ryamizard refers to the murder of 35th US President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. However, throughout its history, four US presidents have been killed. In addition to Kennedy, there is Abraham Lincoln (16th President), James A. Garfield (President-20), and William McKinley (25th President).

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According to Ryamizard, Indonesia and the United States have a good relationship. He is also good friends with US Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Ryamizard said he would communicate with Minister Gates regarding the 1965 document.

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