31 Jul '18, 4am

Indonesian court disbands Islamic State-linked group for 'terrorism'

JAKARTA: A court in Indonesia disbanded Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), the country's largest Islamic State-linked group, on Tuesday (Jul 31) for "conducting terrorism" and affiliating itself with the militant organisation. Judge Aris Bawono Langgeng delivered the verdict in a heavily guarded South Jakarta court in the capital of Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country. Advertisement "Herewith we declare [JAD] a forbidden organisation," said the lead judge. READ: Indonesia prosecutors seek death for cleric accused of planning attacks from jail JAD, a loose grouping of Islamic State sympathisers, has thousands of followers in Indonesia. Its leader, Aman Abdurrahman, was sentenced to death last month for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks. The group was involved in a deadly 2016 Jakarta attack and a wave of suicide bombings in M...

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