The Indonesian national flag waves from a car with Mount Merapi as the backdrop. Photo: AP
The Indonesian national flag waves from a car with Mount Merapi as the backdrop. Photo: AP
Indonesia

Netherlands apologises to Indonesia for ‘extreme violence’ during independence war

  • Dutch forces burned villages and carried out mass detentions, torture and executions during the 1945-49 conflict, report reveals
  • The findings shattered the long-held official line of isolated incidents of excessive violence as the colony it had held for 300 years broke away

The Indonesian national flag waves from a car with Mount Merapi as the backdrop. Photo: AP
The Indonesian national flag waves from a car with Mount Merapi as the backdrop. Photo: AP
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