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Indonesia's 1965 Anti-Communist Massacre

It's 50 years since the purges in which an estimated half million suspected communists were killed. Eric Sasona is a contributor to BBC Indonesian. He was born after the massacre, but the killings were a powerful influence in his own background.

Picture: Indonesian troops bar students from the Presidential Palace following the abortive Communist coup of 1965.
Picture credit: Keystone/Getty Images

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