Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRoosa, John
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-10T14:32:39Z
dc.date.available2017-11-10T14:32:39Z
dc.date.issued2008-04
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/54444
dc.descriptionPage range: 31-50
dc.description.abstractThis essay discusses the mass arrests and the torture of Indonesian political prisoners conducted by the Suharto regime from 1965 through 1969; the analysis is based on interviews with prisoners and state records of their “confessions.” Roosa discusses why the interrogators appeared to find torture useful for gathering information, despite evidence to the contrary. He argues that the “confessions” extracted from the prisoners helped the regime construct a picture of Indonesia as a nation swarming with subversive communist enemies, thereby justifying its fierce suppression of the insurgency it had imagined.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCornell University Southeast Asia Program
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIndonesia
dc.titleThe Truths of Torture: Victims’ Memories and State Histories in Indonesia
dc.typearticle
schema.issueNumberVol. 85


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Statistics