Large Waves Uncover Mass Grave in Bali’s Eastern Shore

Skeletons from Bali’s Past – Large Waves Uncover 1965 Killing Field near Cucukan Village, Gianyar, Bali

The large waves that hit Bali’s eastern shore at Gianyar have wreaked havoc on parts of the shoreline and dredging up a dark page in Bali’s history. The Cucukan Beach front at Medahan Village, Blahbatuh yielded up a number of human skeletons when waves eroded the shoreline on last month, January 14, 2013.

Cucukan Beach in Gianyar, East Bali.

According to Bali Post, the strong wave hitting the shore reopened mass graves of those executed during the violence following the 30 September Movement (Gestapu) of 1965.

The bones scattered along the beach also yielded up a wristwatch, thought to belong to one of the dead.

Based on reports for local villagers, the area where the bones were found was used for the execution of suspected Communist Party Members in 1965.

Many of the graves are located in an area just west of a private villa owned by former president Megawati Soekarnoputri. One villager estimated there were some 200 unmarked graves located in this area.

Executioners from Indonesia’s dark past speak out for the first time in the following video, to reveal a chilling and bloody truth the country now has to face.

Read the full post, here.

Source: Bali Discovery | Image: | Video: AlJazeeraEnglish on YouTube


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