President SBY: Say Sorry for '65
  • Petitioning Djoko Suyanto

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Coordinating Minister for Legal, Political and Security Affairs
Djoko Suyanto
Deputy Minister for Legal, Political and Security Affairs
Denny Indrayana
President of the Republic of Indonesia Presidential Adviser for Human Rights
Albert Hasibuan
President of the Republic of Indonesia
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President Republic of Indonesia
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President Republic of Indonesia
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (President Republic of Indonesia)

President SBY: Say Sorry for '65

    1. Carmel Budiardjo
    2. Petition by

      Carmel Budiardjo

      London, United Kingdom

The new film THE ACT OF KILLING has finally exposed the staggering reality of Indonesia’s holocaust, and given the victims the chance they dream of – take action now to support their call for Indonesia’s President to Say Sorry for 1965/66.

In 1965/66, up to a million Indonesians were massacred by the military, paramilitary and civilian mobs. Hundreds of thousands more were injured, disappeared, raped and imprisoned without trial. The United States and the United Kingdom secretly welcomed and supported the killings.

Many of the mass murderers are still alive today and have never been held to account for these crimes against humanity – on the contrary, the killers are celebrated as heroes. For fifty years the victims have been asking for justice and for the government to Say Sorry for ‘65, but Indonesia denies these crimes even happened.

Say Sorry for '65 is a campaign initiated by TAPOL and supported by the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN).

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 3 days ago

      So mass murder never becomes acceptable!

    • Brian Moll NEW YORK, NY
      • 12 days ago

      The film THE ACT OF KILLING highlights the terrible abuse of power, corruption and politics. My hope is that an apology will be the beginning of change for Indonesia and all countries involved in genocide of any kind.

    • Joana Gomes LISBON, PORTUGAL
      • 12 days ago

      This issue becomes important to me simply because there were people who died. People died without reasonable cause. No reason is reasonable to kill anyone. Even if that person is the most disgusting face of the earth, we do not have that right and we must show that it is wrong to take the law into their own hands. The people who committed these horrible crimes should be tried and convicted and suffer the penalty that is imposed on them. Attention, taking the life of these people is to show that we, civic and people who defend the rights of human beings are being worse than they. To be fair yes, let's make them see that screwed up, let's make them suffer to live with their crimes.

    • David Breckenridge INDONESIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Every country has its skeletons; acknowledging them helps to stop history repeating itself, as in Indonesia's case, the genocides continue to this day (albeit not on the scale of 65, but genocides nevertheless).

    • Sonia Saucedo TULSA, OK
      • about 1 month ago



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