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Jakarta at crossroads in antiterrorism fight

Indonesia’s highest-profile suspect in the Bali bombings may never face charges of involvement, and dozens of militants already tried could have their convictions overturned. But while the decision by a top Indonesian court last week striking down key antiterror legislation complicates efforts to bring militants to justice, it is not a sign Jakarta’s commitment is waning, analysts say. And as hard as it may be to bear for the families of the 202 foreign and local Bali victims, the ruling that the law used to try more than 30 perpetrators was unconstitutional is positive for the Indonesian judicial system, they say.Full Story

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