Declassified US documents reveal details on Indonesian massacre

Survivors of one of Indonesia's bloodiest massacres are hoping declassified documents will shed new light on what exactly happened.

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    Survivors of one of Indonesia's bloodiest massacres are hoping declassified documents will shed new light on what exactly happened.

    The US embassy documents suggest diplomats kept quiet on the killing of more than 500,000 Indonesians who were accused of being communists in the 1960s.

    Fifty-two years on, the Indonesian government still does not recognise the killings happened.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.


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