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Bali bomber admits to earlier attack

An Indonesian who has been sentenced to death for the Bali bombings appeared in public for the first time since his conviction and testified that he was involved in an earlier deadly attack. Amrozi, the first person convicted for last October’s bombings in Bali, was brought from the resort island to Jakarta to give evidence at the trial of a man accused of bombing the Philippine ambassador’s home in 2000. A relaxed and smiling Amrozi gave two thumbs up at the end of his testimony — the same gesture he made when he received his death sentence from a Bali court on August 7. He is appealing against his sentence. Security at Central Jakarta District Court was tighter than usual, with an airport-style metal detector installed. About 30 police officers were stationed outside the courtroom and a similar number elsewhere around the court. Full Story

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