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Bali Bombings Part of War on U.S., Says Prosecutor

A young Muslim militant went on trial for his life Monday accused of masterminding the deadly Bali bomb attacks that prosecutors say were part of a plan to wage war on the United States. Imam Samudra, 33, was charged with plotting, organizing and carrying out crimes of terror and causing mass casualties in the bombings last Oct. 12. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of death. Wearing a white Muslim cap and shirt, Samudra greeted the panel of judges in Arabic and then abruptly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) at his lawyers and waved at them. Prosecutor I Nyoman Dila read the 43-page indictment as Samudra sat in a swivel chair at the center of the makeshift court in Denpasar, capital of the resort island. Full Story

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