06 Jun '11, 11pm

@AsiaTodayNews Radical Indonesia cleric rejects terrorism charges: JAKARTA - AN INDONESIAN radical... - #Asia #News

@AsiaTodayNews Radical Indonesia cleric rejects terrorism charges: JAKARTA - AN INDONESIAN radical... - #Asia #News

Abu Bakar Bashir is accused of helping set up and fund a terror training camp in Aceh province last year for a terrorist group that planned attacks on foreigners and high-profile assassinations. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA - AN INDONESIAN radical cleric facing life in jail on terrorism charges has claimed he's innocent and rejected his trial as outside Islamic law in a final court appearance before judges announce a verdict. Abu Bakar Bashir is accused of helping set up and fund a terror training camp in Aceh province last year for a terrorist group that planned attacks on foreigners and high-profile assassinations. The 72-year-old told a Jakarta court on Monday that his case was fabricated and that witnesses had testified under pressure. Prosecutors are seeking life in prison for Bashir, who co-founded the Al-Qaeda-linked network Jemaah Islamiyah. Bashir defends the training as ...

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