INDONESIA: Moonlight

Captain Kenichi Sonei, Japanese commander of Batavia's Tjideng prison camp, loved flowers, played with the children. But each month when the moon was full Sonei went wild: he beat the women, kicked them, had their heads shaved.

Last week, in full daylight. Captain Sonei got justice from a Dutch firing squad. His appeal to acting Governor General Hubertus J. van Mook had been rejected. Mrs. van Mook had been one of Sonei's prisoners.


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