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Indonesia: Radical Cleric to Be Freed

Abu Bakar Bashir, left, the spiritual leader of the Islamic militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, implicated as having directed the Bali bombings that killed 202 people in 2002, mostly Australian tourists, but convicted only of minor crimes, will be released next week, officials said. “I’ve been told by the chief of the Cipinang prison that he will be freed, and he should be,” said Didiek Istianta of the South Jakarta prosecutor’s office. Full Story

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