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Trial Opens of the Accused Bali Bombing Mastermind

The Islamic militant described as the brains behind the Bali bombing last October was portrayed at the opening of his trial today as being a feverishly busy organizer who managed the main tasks for the plot: from choosing the target nightclub to buying the explosives. The defendant, Imam Samudra, 33, dressed in a tropical white shirt, his black hair unfurled beneath his white skull cap, walked into the courtroom here with his fist in the air, and several shouts of “God is great!” The indictment said that at a planning meeting with his accomplices in the Indonesian city of Solo two months before the terror attack, Mr. Samudra talked of the idea of the Bali bombing as a “big project” that was part of an Islamic war against the United States. Full Story

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