Indonesian militants to face trial for Jakarta embassy bombing

[JURIST] Eleven militants in Indonesian custody have been declared terror suspects and police believe two of them may be involved in the September 2004 bombing of Australia's embassy in Jakarta [BBC report; JURIST report] which killed 11 people. The remaining nine will be tried for violations of Law No. 15 of 2003 [Jakarta Post report], a new anti-terrorism statute enacted after the October 2002 bombing in Bali [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Charges against the militants include withholding information about and financing terrorists, preparing explosives and committing acts of terrorism. Both attacks have been linked to Jemaah Islamiyah [Wikipedia backgrounder], an organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda. AFP has more.

 

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