Cleric appeals Bali bombing conviction D. Wes Rist at 11:09 AM ET
[JURIST] Radical Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir [BBC profile] appealed the sentence of the South Jakarta Court Tuesday, following his conviction on conspiracy charges [JURIST report] last Thursday in connection with the 2002 Bali bombings. Wirawan Adnan, a member of Ba'asyir's defense team, filed the appeal and told reporters that it was mainly based on the unreliability of the interrogation report, the only piece of evidence used to convict Ba'asyir. The South Jarkarta Court must pass the appeal on to the Jakarta High Court, which has 60 days to review the appeal and render its decision. The Jakarta Post has local coverage.
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