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Bali 'Mastermind' Charged

Indonesian prosecutors have formally charged the man alleged to be the mastermind behind last year’s bomb attacks on the resort island of Bali. Imam Samudra, thought to be a senior member of the militant Islamic group Jemaah Islamiah, has been charged with “planning” the Bali attacks, which killed more than 200 people, mostly foreign tourists. If convicted, he could face the death penalty, prosecution spokesman Mohammed Salim told the Associated Press news agency. Imam Samudra is one of 29 people detained in connection with the Bali bombings. Last week, a car mechanic called Amrozi became the first Bali suspect to go on trial, accused of buying the chemicals to make the bombs and the van used to transport them. Full Story

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