RealNews

Indonesia Seeks Prison for Terror Suspect

Indonesian prosecutors demanded a 15-year prison sentence for a cleric accused of heading the terror group blamed for the Oct. 12 Bali bombings and last week’s attack on a Marriott hotel. Defendant Abu Bakar Bashir has not been directly charged in either of those two bombings, but is accused of involvement in a series of deadly church blasts in 2000 that killed 19 people and a failed plot to assassinate President Megawati Sukarnoputri. Prosecutor Hasan Madani said Bashir is the head of Jemaah Islamiyah, which has launched terrorist attacks in an attempt to topple Indonesia’s secular government so it could be replaced with an Islamic state. “We, the state prosecutors …. request the judges find Abu Bakar Bashir guilty and sentence him to 15 years in jail,” Madani said. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.