Indonesian cleric to be charged in terror case

Indonesian prosecutors are expected to file charges this week against alleged terror leader Abu Bakar Bashir. Bashir, a Muslim cleric, faces charges related to his alleged involvement in last year's hotel bombing in Jakarta.

A spokesman for the Indonesia attorney general's office told reporters that the evidence against Bashir "is strong." Bashir's attorneys contend the charges will be dropped. BBC has more. Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase:


 

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