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Remorseful Suspect in Bali Blasts Goes on Trial

The only suspect to show remorse for the carnage of last year’s deadly Bali blasts went on trial Monday, accused of planning and carrying out the attacks that killed 202 people, mostly Australian tourists. Ali Imron, the fourth key suspect to face justice over the Oct 12 bombings, appeared in court in a Western-style suit and tie, and not the Islamic attire worn at earlier hearings for the other main accused — Imron’s two older brothers Amrozi and Mukhlas and alleged mastermind Imam Samudra. Also unlike the other suspects — who punctuated their court appearances with theatric shouts of religious slogans and claims that the blasts were part of a holy war against the enemies of Islam — Imron sat quietly as charges were read against him. All four men have admitted taking part in the blasts, and face the death penalty if found guilty under newly passed anti-terror laws. Earlier on Monday, judges said they would announce a verdict against Amrozi on Aug 7. Full Story

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