June 27, 2003 |
A jailed member of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network testified Thursday that Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was the group's leader and approved the bombing of churches and a shopping mall in Indonesia. Faiz Abu Bakar Bafana, a Malaysian who allegedly played a key role in Southeast Asian terrorist plots before his 2001 arrest in Singapore, also said Bashir had called a meeting to plan the assassination of Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri.
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October 20, 2002 |
When Brian Webster paddled into the waves breaking off Newport Beach on Saturday, he felt sure his beloved older brother Steven was alongside him, as he'd always been since childhood. "I felt his presence -- I felt my brother's spirit here," said Webster, 40, as he joined 250 fellow surfers who turned out to pay tribute to their comrade, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Indonesia. "We loved the water ever since we were kids." Steven Webster was killed Oct.
October 15, 2002 |
A car bomb that killed at least 188 people on the island of Bali was the work of the Al Qaeda network with help from home-grown terrorists, Indonesia's defense minister said Monday. As investigators from the United States, Australia and Indonesia searched for clues in the rubble of a popular nightclub district, Defense Minister Matori Abdul Jalil told reporters there was no question that Osama bin Laden's group was behind the blast.
August 23, 2001 |
A court sentenced an army corporal and a former soldier to life in prison Wednesday for a blast at the Indonesian stock exchange in September that killed 15 people. Prosecutors had demanded death for ex-Sgt. Irwan Ilyas and Cpl. Ibrahim Hasan. "Both were soldiers who knew what such an explosion can do . . . so they took lives on purpose," Judge Purwono told the court. Both had pleaded not guilty to possessing and using explosives, causing death and damage.
July 22, 2001 |
Bomb blasts today in the eastern part of the Indonesian capital hit two churches, witnesses said, including one where Mass was being celebrated. At least 43 people were hurt, including a man who lost a leg. The explosions were the latest to rock Jakarta and come at a time of heightened political tensions as President Abdurrahman Wahid fights to stay in office. Police blamed unidentified forces seeking to disrupt proceedings to oust Wahid.
June 30, 2001 |
A man was sentenced to nine years in prison for his involvement in a spate of deadly bomb attacks on churches and other buildings across Indonesia last Christmas Eve, an official said. The attacks killed 19 and injured more than 100 in Jakarta, the capital, and other cities. Agus Kurniawan, 23, was found guilty of illegally possessing explosives and assisting with the blasts, said an official at the prosecutor's office in Bandung, southeast of Jakarta.