The Indonesian army has rounded up several hundred persons accused of being Communists involved in the recent revolt.
The Indonesian army has rounded up several hundred persons accused of being Communists involved in the recent revolt. Among them is Lieutenant Colonel Untung, the principal military leader of the attempted coup. Quantities of weapons have also been taken from the anti-government forces.
The alleged Communists are being held at a military prison near Djakarta. Many of them still claim allegiance to President Sukarno and shouted "Long Live Sukarno" when the photographer appeared. Lt. Col. Untung, held in the prison, commanded the guard of honour in President Sukarno's palace. He took a central role in the abortive coup. Afterwards, he was captured while riding on a bus."
Another prisoner visible was Lieutenant Abdul Latif, an infantry officer wounded in the leg when he was captured a month ago.
Authorities in Djakarta, displaying weapons taken from anti-government forces, say the threat of a major revolt in central Java appears to have been broken. They say that Communist forces there have been broken into roving bands capable of small-scale terrorism only.
Many of those implicated in the coup are undergoing military trials. The Army says the testimony demonstrates conclusively that the abortive coup was Communist-organised by the Indonesian Communist Party.