chapter  4
Djuarsa’s coordination tour
1–11 October
WithJess Melvin
Pages 24

Chapter 4 follows Aceh’s Military Commander, Ishak Djuarsa, as he travels around Aceh province, meeting first with district-level military leaders, before holding mass public meetings at sports fields, where he would repeat his order for civilians to participate in the military’s annihilation campaign. Eyewitness accounts from these meetings confirm that Djuarsa’s announcements were interpreted at the time as an order to kill.