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Indonesian cleric wins appeal

An Indonesian appeals court has cleared the radical Muslim cleric, Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, of subversion. But the court upheld his conviction on lesser charges of forging identity documents, and reduced his sentence from four to three years. Ba’asyir said he would now appeal to Indonesia’s supreme court. He was found guilty of subversion in September, but acquitted of the more serious charge of leading a treasonous plot against the government. The decision to reduce the sentence and reverse the subversion conviction was made last month by the Jakarta High Court, but only revealed on Monday. Full Story

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