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After a three-year investigation and testimonies from 349 witnesses, Indonesia’s National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has declared that the systematic prosecution of alleged members of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) when former president Suharto and the military seized power in 1965 constituted gross human rights violations. It urged that the military officers involved be brought to trial.

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Sumardi, 44, a Karawang resident says the days when Karawang villagers repeatedly found bodies from the penembakan misterius (mysterious shootings), or Petrus, in the area of Citarum River, Karawang, West Java, remain fresh in his memory.

“I remember it was 1984, and I was 16. We found bodies floating in Citarum River maybe once every two days, some of them had tattoos, some had no tattoos at all,” he said.

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Ketua Tim Ad Hoc Penyelidikan Pelanggaran HAM Yosep Adi Prasetyo mengatakan jumlah korban dari peristiwa penembakan misterius tahun 1982 sampai 1985 mencapai 10 ribu orang.

Data tersebut ia kutip dari penelitian David Bourchier yang berjudul “Crime, Law, and State Authority in Indonesia” pada 1990, yang diterjemahkan oleh Arief Budiman. Sedangkan dari pengaduan yang diterima oleh Komnas HAM, jumlah korban mencapai 2.000 orang lebih.

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