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Prosecutors Seek Death for Key Bali Bomb Suspect

Indonesian prosecutors on Monday urged a court to impose the death penalty on a young Muslim militant for playing a lead role in the Bali bombings that killed 202 people, mainly foreigners partying in nightclubs. The sentencing demand for Imam Samudra is the second sought for more than 30 Indonesian Muslim militants arrested for the October 12 attacks. Samudra, who has told his lawyers he would embrace execution, has admitted to being involved in the nightclub attacks on the tourist island’s famed Kuta beach strip and said he wanted to wage war on the United States. But he has denied being the operation’s ground commander. “The defendant should receive the harshest penalty, death. We demand the defendant Abdul Aziz alias Imam Samudra…get the death penalty,” state prosecutor I Nyoman Dila told the court. “The actions of the defendant were an extraordinary crime.” The 33-year-old computer expert has been charged with plotting, organizing and carrying out crimes of terror. Full Story

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