• Short Summary

    THE INDONESIAN MILITARY CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE COUNTRY'S COMMUNISTS FOLLOWING THE ABORTIVE COUP OF OCTOBER 1, HAS RESULTED IN MASS ARRESTS OF SUSPECTED COMMUNISTS THROUGHOUT INDONESIA.

  • Description

    THE INDONESIAN MILITARY CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE COUNTRY'S COMMUNISTS FOLLOWING THE ABORTIVE COUP OF OCTOBER 1, HAS RESULTED IN MASS ARRESTS OF SUSPECTED COMMUNISTS THROUGHOUT INDONESIA.

    MOST OF THEM ARE NOW BEING DETAINED AT THE PALEMDA ARMY PRISON IN DJAKARTA.

    THEY INCLUDE COLONEL UNTUNG, ALLEGED LEADER OF THE COUP AND FORMER COMMANDER OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S PALACE GUARD. THE HEAVILY GUARDED PRISON IS OPEN EACH DAY TO FAMILIES OF THE DETAINEES.

    SINCE THE ANTI-COMMUNIST CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED MORE THAN 10,000 SUSPECTED COMMUNISTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND IMPRISONED.

    COLONEL UNTUNG WAS ARRESTED IN CENTRAL JAVA LAST MONTH. SINCE THEN, HE HAS BEEN IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN THIS PRISON. THIS IS VISNEWS FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE PICTURE OF HIM SINCE HIS ARREST. THE ARMY GAVE PERMISSION FOR THIS FILM TO BE TAKEN.

    SINCE HIS CAPTURE, COLONEL UNTUNG HAS BEEN QUESTIONED AT LENGTH BY MAJOR GENERAL SUHARTO, THE NEW ARMY COMMANDER.

    ALL DETAINEES ARE REGULARLY INTERROGATED BY THE ARMY. FROM DOCUMENTS AND WEAPONS SAID TO HAVE BEEN SEIZED FROM CAPTURE REBEL GROUPS, THE INDONESIAN ARMY BELIEVES THAT THE COUP WAS LAUNCHED BY THE COMMUNISTS. THE FUTURE OF THE DETAINEES REMAINS UNKNOWN, PENDING POLITICAL SETTLEMENT BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    MEANWHILE, THE ARMY IS STILL CONTINUING THE HUNT FOR THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY CHAIRMAN, MR. D. N. AILIT, IN CENTRAL JAVA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5OKM8HVGVOHX0BLQ6TGBAUM7J
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OKM8HVGVOHX0BLQ6TGBAUM7J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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