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Jakarta Passes Two Anti-Terror Decrees

The Indonesian Parliament yesterday approved two anti-terrorism decrees which were rushed through in the wake of last October’s deadly Bali bombing. Members voted to give the decrees – which authorise the death penalty for some terrorist acts and detention without trial – the status of a law. The Cabinet issued the decrees last Oct 18, six days after bombs ripped through crowded nightspots and killed 202 people. They were made retroactive to cover the Bali bombing, meaning that the main suspects will face death if convicted in trials expected to start next month. Police say the Jemaah Islamiyah regional terror group, which has suspected links to Al-Qaeda, was responsible for the blasts. They have arrested 30 people. Full Story

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