Interview with daniel geale, author of the book “Anatomy of a Coup: The Rise and Fall of the Coup in Indonesia and How It Can Be Prevented,” about the upcoming trial
AUGUST 17 (Reuters) – A court on Wednesday jailed former president Sukarno on charges of corruption and complicity in crimes against humanity during a controversial coup d’etat of 1965.
The trial of Sukarno, 78, came after he was named in a book about Indonesia’s bloody 1965 military regime published by U.S. publisher Penguin Books last year.
Prosecutors, led by retired prosecutor Anik Dutta, are investigating accusations that his government suppressed or helped to hide evidence of human rights abuses and that his troops illegally took control of key towns and villages in an attempt to install a puppet government, known as the People’s Action Front (PAP).
Prosecutors said they would make a further progress in court later on Wednesday after a lawyer for defense attorney Ejazuddin Haider-Zayat made a ruling denying a motion for a retrial.
Indonesia’s top court is expected to continue making a final ruling on the book’s fate and a final verdict on the tr슬롯 머신ial, according to the AP.
After being elected president in 1965, Sukarno helped to create an Islamic monarchy backed by a powerful military junta. But in May he was toppled and died three months later.
His eldest son, Joko Widodo, succeeded him, and a second young junta leader was installed.
Dutta’s 코인 카지노order said Suharto had helped to “inspire and direct” the coup d’etat, which included widespread killings, rape and torture, according to the AP.
Johannes Wagenaar, a political scientist at Jakarta Unive골목rsity, said the ruling showed Indonesia’s military government “had a long and deep record of being corrupt.”
“The military, the people and the police are the victims of the coup,” said Wagenaar, who was involved in organizing resistance to the coup.
Sukarno was among a dozen former military leaders who helped create the People’s Action Front after a military coup led by Indonesia’s first civilian leader, Sukarno’s brother, Suharto, who died in a failed coup in 1962.
On May 5, 1972, after his brother was killed, President Sukarno, a former lawyer by trade, took over from his brother, and swiftly established a dictatorship tha