Islamic militant convicted for 2004 Jakarta bombing

[JURIST] An Indonesian court Tuesday sentenced a man to a four year jail term for his role in the 2004 Jakarta suicide car bombing [BBC report, JURIST report] outside the Australian embassy. Agus Ahmad is the second man convicted by the South Jakarta district court for taking part in the bombing and one of eleven militants on trial [JURIST report]. The three-judge panel said that Ahmad aided senior members of militant Islamist organization Jemaah Islamiah [Wikipedia profile], a group linked to al-Qaeda, in the transportation of explosive materials. Ahmad has announced his intentions to appeal the verdict. Reuters has more.

 

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