December 17, 2006 |
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August 25, 2004 |
An Indonesian court sentenced a Muslim militant to 10 years in jail for involvement in last year's bombing of the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta but acquitted him of helping plan the 2002 Bali attacks, even though he acknowledged participating. The August 2003 attack on the Marriott killed 12 people, and the bombings in Bali killed 202.
February 27, 2004 |
An Indonesian court convicted a man of storing explosives used to kill 12 people in the Aug. 5 bombing of the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. Sardona Siliwangi, 23, became the first person convicted in connection with the bombing. He was found guilty of storing chemicals in April that were later used to make the bomb and allowing his home to be used for meetings to plan the attack.
October 27, 2004 |
An Indonesian court sentenced the younger brother of jailed cleric and alleged Southeast Asian terrorist leader Hambali to four years in jail on charges of helping finance last year's suicide bombing at the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta. Rusman Gunawan, one of four Indonesian students deported from Pakistan in December, was found guilty by a three-judge panel of violating the country's anti-terrorism law.
October 28, 2004 |
Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir went on trial in Indonesia on charges of leading the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group. Scores of supporters of the 66-year-old Bashir were at the courthouse as the bespectacled, gray-haired preacher was brought by police officers wielding M-16 rifles.
August 22, 2003 |
A radical Islamic cleric accused of heading an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist network in Asia wept in court as he accused the Indonesian government of framing him on charges of treason and plotting to assassinate the president. Abu Bakar Bashir, 64, said authorities in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia had tortured witnesses to testify against him.
January 20, 2007 |
Morgan Stanley agreed to buy CNL Hotels & Resorts Inc. for $6.6 billion, including debt, adding to its holdings eight luxury U.S. resorts including La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. CNL, based in Orlando, Fla., also will sell its remaining 51 properties to Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. for $2.4 billion, the companies said in a statement. That sum is included in Morgan Stanley's purchase price.