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Indonesian court throws out Bashir suit against magazine

[JURIST] An Indonesian court Tuesday threw out a $107 million lawsuit brought by Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir (profile from BBC News) against Time magazine. Bashir filed suit against the magazine seeking for linking him to terrorism in a 2002 article on an alleged plot to bomb US embassies in southeast Asia. The court dismissed the suit on technical grounds, ruling that Bashir should have included Time's New York headquarters in the suit. AP has more. Bashir is currently on trial for last year's hotel bombing in Bali. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on Bashir's terror trial.

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