• Short Summary

    STRICT MILITARY PRECAUTIONS WERE OBSERVED IN DJAKARTA TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN INDONESIA'S TOP LIVING COMMUNIST, SUDISMAN, APPEARED BEFORE A SPECIAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL.

  • Description

    STRICT MILITARY PRECAUTIONS WERE OBSERVED IN DJAKARTA TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN INDONESIA'S TOP LIVING COMMUNIST, SUDISMAN, APPEARED BEFORE A SPECIAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL. THE TRIAL IS AIMED AT PROVING BEYOND DOUBT THAT THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY -- NOW BANNED -- MASTERMINDED THE COUNTRY'S ABORTIVE COUP IN OCTOBER 1965.

    SUDISMAN IS CHARGED WITH COMPLICITY IN THE COUP AND WITH AN ATTEMPT TO ORGANISE ARMED RESISTANCE AFTER THE COUP WAS CRUSHED.

    SUDISMAN, MEMBER OF THE PARTY'S POLIT BURO SINCE 1954 AND ALTER A MEMBER OF ITS TOP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE PARTY'S PRO-PEKING MILITARY STRATEGIST. HE BECAME THE PARTY'S SENIOR LIVING MEMBER WHEN THE PARTY'S FOUR TOP LEADERS, D.N.AIDIT, NJOTO, M.K. LUKMAN AND SAKIRMAN WERE SHOT IN THE WAKE OF THE COUP ATTEMPT.

    AMONG THOSE WHO WILL GIVE EVIDENCE AT HIS TRIAL ARE TOP COMMUNIST LABOUR LEADER NJONO AND OTHER LEADING COMMUNISTS INCLUDING PERIS PARDEDE.

    THE ARMY HOPES THAT THE TRIAL WILL DISPROVE DOUBTS EXPRESSED BY THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY AND SOME UNITED STATES PROFESSOR ABOUT THE COMMUNIST PARTY'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE COUP.

    MEANWHILE, THE OFFICIAL ANTARA NEWS AGENCY REPORTED THAT A TOTAL OF 1,300 OUT OF ABOUT 8,500 VILLAGE HEADS IN CENTRAL JAVA HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN THE COUP. IT SAID MORE THAN HALF OF THE VACANT POSTS HAVE BEEN FILLED BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

    (LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY), HUNDREDS OF YOUTHS YELLED SUPPORT FOR OUSTED PRESIDENT SUKARNO IN DJAKARTA AT A MASS RALLY CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDONESIAN NATIONALIST PARTY, FOUNDED BY DR. SUKARNO IN 1927.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4HZSQPE6W1WYTJ4M0I6Q79OEX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HZSQPE6W1WYTJ4M0I6Q79OEX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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