June 16, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On June 16, 2011, Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement with a terrorist training camp in the Indonesian province of Aceh. Bashir was found guilty of inciting terrorism in connection with the terrorist training camp, which was used to prepare ...[read more]
October 27, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
An Indonesian court announced Wednesday that it would reduce the 15-year prison sentence being served by a radical Indonesian cleric. A spokesman for the Jakarta High Court confirmed without elaboration that the chief judge reduced the jail term to nine years. Regarded as a spiritual leader of ...[read more]
June 16, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for his involvement with a terrorist training camp in the Indonesian province of Aceh to prepare Islamic radicals to carry out attacks in Jakarta. Prosecutors said Bashir provided more than $62,000 to the group, which ...[read more]
May 26, 2011
by Erin Bock
Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to terrorism charges for allegedly funding a terrorist training camp in the Indonesian province of Aceh to prepare Islamic radicals to carry out attacks in Jakarta. Prosecutors claim Bashir provided more than $62,000 to the group, ...[read more]
February 14, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
The trial of Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir began Monday in the District Court of South Jakarta. Bashir is charged with operating a terrorist training camp in the mountains of the northwestern province of Aceh to prepare Islamic radicals to carry out attacks in the capital of Jakarta. ...[read more]
December 1, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the Indonesian government to repeal two Sharia laws that the group says violate human rights and international treaties. The laws, local to the Aceh province, require strict Islamic dress in public and prohibit unmarried men and women from being alone ...[read more]
August 11, 2010
by Daniel Richey
Indonesian authorities on Wednesday charged well-known radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir with aiding an al Qaeda linked terrorist cell. Bashir, who was arrested Monday is accused of operating a terrorist training camp in the mountains of the northwestern province of Aceh to prepare Islamic ...[read more]
July 17, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Indonesian Constitutional Court Tuesday voided Articles 154 and 155 of the Indonesian criminal code prohibiting acts of inciting hatred against the government or the distribution of materials voicing opposition against the government, ruling that Dutch colonial-era articles violated the ...[read more]
November 24, 2006
by Michael Sung
Hartmut Nassauer, German head of a European Parliament delegation visiting Indonesia, said Friday that adopting Sharia law would negatively affect Indonesia's relations with other states. Nassaeur emphasized that Islamic law should not affect Indonesia's legal code, stating that the liberty... ...[read more]
July 12, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
Indonesia's House of Representatives has passed a bill giving more autonomy to Aceh province and writing into law the terms of last year's peace agreement with rebels. But former rebels have criticized the law as not going far enough, and transportation workers in Aceh- which was devastate... ...[read more]

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