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Indonesia Charges Alleged Bombing Planner

Indonesian prosecutors on Wednesday formally charged the alleged mastermind of last year’s terror bombings in Bali, which killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. The suspect, Imam Samudra, is believed to be a senior member of Jemaah Islamiyah, the al-Qaida-linked regional terror group that has been blamed for the near-simultaneous bombings at two Bali nightclubs on Oct. 12. Samudra, one of 33 people detained for the attack, was charged under the country’s new anti-terror laws with planning the bombings. If convicted, he could face the death penalty, said Mohammed Salim, a spokesman for the prosecution. Samudra, 33, was arrested Nov. 22 as he tried to flee Indonesia’s main island of Java on a passenger ferry. Full Story

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