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Avoiding Clemency: The Trial and Transfer of Japanese War Criminals in Indonesia, 1946-1949

Cribb, Robert

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Like other Allied powers in Asia, the Netherlands Indies government embarked on the trial of Japanese military personnel accused of war crimes during the occupation of the Indonesian archipelago. Although calls for clemency towards convicted war criminals were heard as early as 1947, the Dutch authorities resisted the suggestion that prisoners be released or repatriated. Many Dutch residents of the former colony remained bitter about Japanese crimes during the occupation. They also blamed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/19440
Source: Japanese Studies
DOI: 10.1080/10371397.2011.591782

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