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Indonesia prosecutors ask for lengthy jail terms for 2005 Bali bombers

[JURIST] Prosecutors in Indonesia [JURIST news archive] are seeking jail terms of up to 15 years for four Islamist militants suspected in the 2005 Bali bombings [BBC report], which killed two dozen people. The trial of the four suspects began in May, and prosecutors on Tuesday said they want 15 years in jail for Muhammad Cholily, suspected to have close ties to Azahari Husin and Noordin Top [Wikipedia profiles], two leading figures in the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah [BBC profile], which has been blamed for several bombings in Indonesia. Prosecutors sought ten years for the three remaining defendants. Indonesian authorities made their first arrest [JURIST report] in the investigation last November.

Jemaah Islamiah has also been blamed for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings [BBC report] that killed more than 50 people. Three men convicted in connection with the 2002 bombing are awaiting execution [JURIST report] pending final appeal [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.

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