Advertisements
Latest News:

Abu Bakar Bashir Seeks Judicial Review Of Terror Charges

A South Jakarta District Court will consider a review of radical Indonesian cleric and former spiritual head of Jeemah Islamic, Abu Bakar Bashir conviction on terror charges. Bashir inspired the 2002 Bali bombers that saw 200 people murdered.

Lawyers for the convicted cleric will argue that he was wrongfully arrested over the funding of a terrorist training camp in Aceh. In 2011, the cleric was found guilty of supporting terrorism and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

His legal representatives have stated they will call five mystery witnesses for the judicial review. Indonesian Legal experts have commented that for a judicial review to be granted new evidence needed to be presented by Bashir’s legal team.

Speaking to the ABC the director of the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Sidney Jones, he doubted that the South Jakarta District Court would accept Bashir’s application.

Advertisements
About Staff Writer (1919 Articles)
Bringing real independent news to all people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: