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Indonesia prosecutors appeal Bali verdict

Indonesian prosecutors have appealed a 30-month sentence given to militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people, a move likely to please Australia and the United States, which are hoping for a longer sentence. Chief prosecutor Salman Maryadi said Wednesday he filed the appeal with the Jakarta High Court because last week’s verdict was “too lenient.” The appeal, lodged on Monday, will likely take several months to be heard. Full Story

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