Martin Aleida: “A World That Is Reaching Out. Not My Country”

2017-04-23T16:09:26+02:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Feature|

Joss Wibisono (JW) : I am now with Martin Aleida, who has just testified in front of IPT. A very dramatic testimony. How do you feel ? Martin Aleida (MA): Thank you. I feel like I’m surrounded by a world that is reaching out their hand to me. Something I don’t find in my own country. So I [...]

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‘Sop buntut’, dialogue at Min’s place

2017-04-22T09:46:08+02:00July 30th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

Students and family members of former exiles chat after lunch at the residence of S. Mintardjo near Leiden, the Netherlands. They had met with a government delegation on May 28 at the house where many students have stayed. Following the 1965 coup attempt many were forced into exile as they were students on scholarships from [...]

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Leo Mulyono:

2017-04-23T20:56:49+02:00July 26th, 2015|Categories: Feature|

Leo (with black t-shirt) I was in my hotel room in Jogja at the end of August 2013. Suddenly, someone knocked on the door. When I opened it, two elderly men were standing before me. Leo Mulyono introduced himself and his friend, Suparto, who is also an ex-political prisoner. I was really happy that [...]

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Antonius Pudji Rahardjo

2017-04-23T20:56:10+02:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: Feature|

In September 2013, I visited the house of Antonius Pudji Rahardjo in Surabaya with a friend, Djuir Muhammad. Djuir took me on his motorbike there, because he said even if he gave me his address, it would be really hard to find his house. He was right. We had to go via countless alleys, before we [...]

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Three Generations of Survivors

2017-04-21T11:40:54+02:00January 14th, 2015|Categories: Feature|

Three representatives for three generations at Soft Launching website IPT 1965 in IISG Amsterdam, 17th December 2014. Sarmadji, 83, Ibaruri Aidit, 64, and Yusuf Sudrajat, 34. Their stories criss-cross through time, their burden is passed on to next generations. These are the stories of survivors now living in Europe. These first steps should be followed up [...]

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2017-04-19T22:54:55+02:00July 31st, 2014|Categories: Feature|

Ibu Pudji sits in a circle of seven old women, modestly dressed in faded blouses and housecoats. She herself dons a light blue dress, mended several times but impeccably ironed. Her dark eyes sparkle, her greying hair is tied in a bun behind her head. We have come to visit the house where they live and [...]

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