• Short Summary

    THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT RELEASED FROM JAIL ON TUESDAY (MAY 17) 15 POLITICAL PRISONERS OF THE OLD REGIME.

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    THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT RELEASED FROM JAIL ON TUESDAY (MAY 17) 15 POLITICAL PRISONERS OF THE OLD REGIME. MOST OF THEM WERE MODERATE POLITICAL LEADERS ARRESTED AFTER THE ALLEGED 'BALI PLOT' OF 1963, AND CHARGED WITH HAVING PLANNED TO KILL PRESIDENT SUKARNO AND TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE RELEASED PRISONERS INCLUDED MR. MOCHTAR LUBIS, A NOVELIST AND EDITOR, WHO HAS BEEN UNDER SOME FORM OF DETENTION FOR EIGHT YEARS. ONLY TEN OF THE 15 PRISONERS WERE FILMED. THEY ARE: MR. JOAHNOS PRINCE OF THE MODERATE PARTY OF THE DEFENDERS OF INDONESIAN INDEPENDENCE; MR. SJAFRUNIN PRAWINRANEGARA, FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF THE 1958 SUMATRAN REBELLION GOVERNMENT; MR. HASSAN SASTAATMADJA, A JOURNALIST; EX-ARMY COLONEL VENTJE SUMUAL, WHO JOINED THE 1958 CELEBES REBELLION; SULTAN HAMID OF PONTIAMAK; MR. SUBANIO SASTRO SATONO OF THE BANNED MODERATE INDONESIAN SOCIALIST PARTY, MR. MOHAMMAD ROEM, FORMER MEMBER OF THE BANNED MODERATE MUSLIM MASJUMI PARTY; MR. ANAK GDE AGUNG OF THE BANNED MODERATE INDONESIAN SOCIALIST PARTY AND MR. PROWOTO MANGKUSASMITO, MEMBER OF THE BANNED MUSLIM MASJUMI PARTY.

    SULTAN HAMID WAS A PROMINENT FIGURE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF THE REVOLUTION, AND WAS PREMIER OF THE EIGHT YEARS AFTER CONSPIRING WITH CAPTAIN RAYMOND WESTERLING, A DUTCH SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, TO OVERTHROW THE STATE IN 1949.

    STUDENT AND OTHER GROUPS CLAIM THE 'BALI PLOT' WAS A FABRICATION BY THE FORMER FIRST DEPUTY AND FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. SUBANDRIO, WHO HIMSELF IS NOW IN JAIL.

    UNDER THE TERMS OF THE RELEASE, THE FORMER DETAINEES ARE TO BE RESTRICTED TO THEIR HOMES AND MUST REPORT TO THE LEGAL AUTHORITIES EACH WEEK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZ6NJBVZ50FUNJ2I18FNXFGMR
    Media URN:
    VLVADZ6NJBVZ50FUNJ2I18FNXFGMR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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