December 29, 2010

Top Jemaah Islamiyah Terrorist Abdullah Sunata Goes to Trial

Straits Times:

JAKARTA - 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 western most 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.

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