Rights groups urge US to release files on Indonesia killings

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 10:52 AM

S. to release secret files on Indonesia'south anti-communist massacres of 1965-66, as the Southeast Asian country takes a tentative step toward a reckoning with one of the worst atrocities of the latest century.

Rights groups urge US to release files on Indonesia killings

Rights groups are urging the U. S. to release secret files on Indonesia'south anti-communist massacres of 1965-66, as the Southeast Asian country takes a tentative step toward a reckoning with one of the worst atrocities of the last century.

The thrust by Human Rights Look and Indonesian grouping Kontras comes ahead of a conference in Indonesia following week that'll be a scarce public discussion of the events of fifty years ago.

Human Rights Look Executive Director Kenneth Roth said Wednesday the massacres were "one of the most horrendous crimes of our era."

There is number official figure for the no of people killed but researchers estimate half a million.

Indonesia'south human rights commission latest mo asked the U. S. to declassify files that could indicate how the killings were planned.

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