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Ten Years Sought for Alleged Jakarta Hotel Bomber

Indonesian prosecutors urged a court on Tuesday to jail an Islamic militant for 10 years for involvement in last year’s bombing of a U.S.-run luxury hotel in Jakarta. Tohir, 30, is accused of helping to obtain the explosives used in the August 2003 attack on the J.W. Marriott hotel and of close ties to alleged mastermind Azahari, a Malaysian believed to be top bomb-maker for the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah group. Tohir is also accused of checking out other potential targets in Jakarta, such as foreign banks and international schools. The charges against Tohir, who confessed to his role in the bombing shortly after his arrest last year, carry a maximum penalty of death. Full Story

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