Indonesia police arrest alleged 2005 Bali bomb plotter
Indonesia police arrest alleged 2005 Bali bomb plotter

[JURIST] Indonesian authorities have arrested an alleged member of the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) [CFR backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in connection with the 2005 Bali bombings [BBC report] that killed 20 people and injured over a hundred, a police spokesman told AFP Monday. Faiz Fauzan is accused of helping to plan a second suicide bombing on the island and is reported to have close connections with JI leader Noordin Muhammad Top.

Last month, an Indonesian judge handed down 15-year sentences [JURIST report] to two JI leaders, Zarkasih and Abu Dujana [BBC profiles], after convicting them on terrorism charges. The two went on trial in December on charges of training and equipping JI members as well as conspiracy to commit terrorism. JI has claimed responsibility for the Bali bombings as well as the 2004 bombing of the Australian embassy in Jakarta [BBC report]. AFP has more.