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Top Indonesian terror suspect goes on trial

Top Indonesian terror suspect goes on trial

The trial of one of Indonesia's top terrorism suspects has opened in the capital.
Abdullah Sunata is accused of setting up a terrorist cell of Muslim militants with ties to the Middle East and the Philippines.
Prosecutors say he also helped set up a jihadi training camp in westernmost Aceh province to prepare for high profile assassinations and attacks targeting Western hotels and embassies in Jakarta.
Sunata was arrestd in June and faces a maximum penalty of death if convicted of violating anti-terrorism laws.
Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim nation of 237 million people, has been hit by a series of suicide bombings blamed on al-Qaida-linked militants since 2002.
More than 160 people have died, many of them foreign tourists.


Updated : 2021-04-21 03:45 GMT+08:00