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How Many Deaths? Problems In The Statistics Of Massacre In Indonesia (1965-1966) And East Timor (1975-1980), Robert Cribb Dec 2000

How Many Deaths? Problems In The Statistics Of Massacre In Indonesia (1965-1966) And East Timor (1975-1980), Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

The chapter critically examines the scanty evidence for the number of people to die in the massacres carried out by the Indonesian army in Indonesia during the suppression of the Indonesian Communist Party in 1965-66 and in East Timor duting the first five years after the indonesian invasion and occupation (1975-80). The chapter concludes that the death toll in Indonesia lay between 200,000 and 800,000, with a figure of 500,000 the current most plausible estimate. It concludes that the common estmate of 200,000 deaths by violence in East Timor is likely to be a significant exaggeration ...