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New snag for Bashir prosecution as Bali bomber denies cleric’s attack role

Attempts by Indonesian prosecutors to link Abu Bakar Bashir to terror attacks suffered a new setback when a convicted Bali bomber denied the militant Islamic cleric had any role in the attack. Ali Imron, who is serving a life sentence for his part in the October 2002 bombings, told Bashir’s trial that he had never received a direct order or blessing from Bashir to carry out the nightclub bombings. He also said that the 66-year-old had never provided any financial support for the attack, blamed on the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah group. The blasts killed 202 people including 88 Australians. Full Story

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