From Bukittinggi to The Hague: Marking fifty years of the 1965 anti communist violence in Indonesia

2.15pm TALK: From Bukittinggi to The Hague: Marking fifty years of the 1965 anti communist violence in Indonesia [With Vannessa Hearman] - Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the anti-communist killings in Indonesia, in which half a million leftists were killed and many more imprisoned for varying lengths of time. The killings ushered in authoritarian rule under President Suharto (1966-1998) and the persecution of the Left for decades. This presentation looks at civil society efforts to fight state impunity in Indonesia, focusing in particular on events marking the fiftieth anniversary of the anti-communist violence in Indonesia and reflects on the prospects for obtaining justice for victims of the violence.