Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Prosecutors seek 14-year jail term for Bali bombers

Jakarta: Indonesian prosecutors yesterday sought jail terms of up to 14 years for three alleged Islamist militants charged with training fighters and assisting leaders of the Jemaah Islamiyah terror network.

Abu Husna, Agus Purwanto and Parmin are said to have aided top operatives from Jemaah Islamiyah, the group behind a series of attacks in Southeast Asia including the 2002 bombings in Bali which killed more than 200 people.

All three are alleged to have helped self-proclaimed leaders Abu Dujana and Zarkasi evade police. Abu Dujana and Zarkasi were jailed for 15 years in April for assisting terrorists and possessing, storing and moving weapons destined for use in terrorist acts.

Prosecutors told the Central Jakarta district court that the men had “assisted in terror acts” and “caused fear in the community”.

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