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Bali bomb plot 'mastermind' in court

The trial of the man accused of organising the Bali night club bombings last year has opened in Indonesia. Mukhlas, also known as Ali Gufron, is the third key suspect to come to trial charged with involvement in the Bali bombings. The latest hearing in the trial of his younger brother, Amrozi, who is accused of supplying both the van and explosives used in the bombings, also took place on Monday. Three Australian survivors of the bombings appeared as witnesses, giving graphic accounts of the night of the 12 October. Both men face the death penalty if found guilty. Reading the indictment against Mukhlas, prosecutor Putu Indriati said the blasts were part of a plan to wage war against the United States and its allies in revenge for the “slaughtering” of Muslims worldwide. She said Mukhlas felt “grateful” on hearing reports of the bombing, because “the planned purpose has been achieved”. Full Story

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