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Police checking alleged Indonesian Al Qaeda member Indonesian police are checking information that an alleged Al Qaeda member killed in an artillery attack in South Yemen is an Indonesian, a spokesman said. "This morning I checked it but I have received no response yet," the head of the National Police`s public relations bureau Inspector General Saud Usman Nasution said here on Wednesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 November 2011 15:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two terror suspects sentenced to ten years in prison The West Jakarta District Court on Monday sentenced two terror suspects to ten years in prison each for their involvement in a terror training camp in Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 February 2011 23:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspected treasurer of Indonesian terrorist group arrested in Java A suspected Indonesian terrorist, believed to be a treasurer of the Jamaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) branch in Solo, was arrested in central Java, officials said Thursday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 November 2010 16:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysian eyed as possible suspect in twin bombings International suspicion focused Friday on a Malaysian accountant-turned-bombmaker as the instigator of a pair of blasts at Western hotels in Jakarta that may have signaled the re-emergence of deadly attacks by Southeast Asian groups affiliated with Al Qaeda, according to counterterrorism officials and analysts.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 July 2009 09:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Beaten up in Egypt, Indonesia look at yourself! Yesterday messages appeared about four Indonesian students - students for life most likely, they were there for over six years already and still not finished - being arrested, brought to prison and beaten up heavily on the suspicion that they were members of a terrorist cell. For your information, it all happened in Egypt, not in Indonesia.

Posted in Crime @ 05 July 2009 02:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia rejects remaining two Bali bombers' appeals The Supreme Court in Indonesia has rejected final appeals from all three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings, meaning they face execution by firing squad. A request by one of the bombers, Amrozi, for a case review - the final legal avenue for appeal under Indonesian law - was rejected earlier this month. Now his two accomplices have also had their requests rejected, Supreme Court spokesman Nurhadi told the online Detikcom news agency.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 September 2007 16:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Top terrorist Dujana arrested in Indonesia The Indonesian police confirmed Wednesday that Abu Dujana, suspected of being military leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group, had been arrested and was in custody in Banyumas, Central Java.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 June 2007 15:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia gives Bali bombers last chance for appeal Three men sentenced to death for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings have until the end of this month to file appeals with the Supreme Court before they are executed, the attorney-general said on Wednesday. "It is proper enough for the attorney-general's office to wait until the end of this month on whether they would file for a judicial review. If they don't file, the (execution) process will go forward," Attorney General Abdul Rahman Saleh said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 December 2006 03:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia militant cleric targets steamy TV shows Indonesian TV shows that feature scantily dressed women are more dangerous than bombs, a militant Muslim cleric who served a jail term for links to the Bali bombings was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Abu Bakar Bashir said local television stations should offer more religious programs instead of showing half-naked women.

Posted in General @ 20 September 2006 14:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Explosion hits bomb squad HQ in Medan, two killed An explosion rocked a police compound in the western Indonesian city of Medan on Wednesday, injuring several people, local media reported. The cause of the blast was not immediately known and police have sealed off the area, Jakarta-based Radio Elshinta reported.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 April 2006 10:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia court gives death to terrorism suspect An Indonesian court sentenced a man to death on Monday for killing eight people in attacks in the Moluccas islands that sparked fears of sectarian bloodshed in the region, local media reported. The court in the islands' main city of Ambon said that Assep Djaja and his accomplices had carried out what it said were terrorist attacks in two villages in the islands last year and in 2004.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 February 2006 19:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Indonesia Muslim preacher detained under terror law Indonesian police have detained a Muslim preacher in the restive eastern town of Poso as part of a nationwide hunt for one of Southeast Asia's most wanted Islamic militants, police said on Monday. Police in the province of Central Sulawesi said authorities detained the preacher because of his suspected links to Malaysian Noordin M.Top, who is accused of playing a key role in a spate of bombings in Indonesia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 February 2006 07:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Police: 'Militant mastermind hiding in Indonesia' One of Southeast Asia's most wanted militants is hiding in Central Java province, police said on Friday as they declared more suspects in attacks on the holiday island of Bali last October. Deputy national police spokesman Brigadier-General Anton Bahrul Alam said police had arrested 12 suspects for their involvement in last year's October 1 suicide bombings on restaurants in Bali, which killed 20 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 February 2006 10:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia names two more Bali bombing suspects Two Indonesians arrested this month, including a close aide to the country's most wanted militant, were named suspects on Monday for involvement in last year's restaurant bombings on Bali, a police spokesman said. Police last week declared four other men suspects in the same case on charges of helping hide accused militant mastermind Noordin M. Top during and after the bombings that killed 20 people at three eateries on the famed resort island.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 January 2006 07:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Violence creates island of terror in Indonesia Masked, black-clad and brandishing machetes, the attackers sprang from behind a screen of tall grass and pounced on the four Christian girls as they walked to school. Within seconds, three of the teenagers were beheaded — fresh victims of violence that has turned this Indonesian island into yet another front in the terrorist wars.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 27 December 2005 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia police tell churches to dig bomb holes Police have ordered churches in the Indonesian city of Solo to dig holes to throw away suspicious objects that might be bombs, a newspaper said on Friday, amid fears of Christmas-related attacks. Police across the world's most populous Muslim country have been stepping up security measures ahead of the year-end holidays to avoid a repeat of 2000 Christmas Eve bombings of churches in several Indonesian cities which killed 19 people.

Posted in General @ 16 December 2005 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Masked militant on Indonesia video threatens West A masked man believed to be one of Asia's most wanted militants has warned Western countries, especially Australia, of more attacks in a video found last week by Indonesian anti-terrorist police. The video was broadcast on Indonesia's Metro TV on Thursday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 November 2005 07:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Officials criticize U.S. over escaped terror suspect Security has been tightened at the U.S. military prison in Afghanistan following the escape of a suspected Al Qaeda leader, a U.S. official said Wednesday, as Indonesian terror officials accused Washington of failing to inform them of the breakout. Omar al-Farouq, born in Kuwait to Iraqi parents, was considered one of Usama bin Laden's top lieutenants in Southeast Asia until Indonesian authorities captured him in 2002 and turned him over to the United States.

Posted in Politics @ 02 November 2005 14:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US issues new warning on Indonesian security The United States has issued a fresh warning to Americans to avoid non-essential travel to Indonesia, calling bombings that killed 23 people in Bali on October 1 "a reminder that terrorists remain active". "The possibility remains that terrorists will carry out additional attacks in Bali, Jakarta or other areas of Indonesia in the near future," says the warning, e-mailed on Thursday to U.S. citizens in Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 27 October 2005 07:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Police say baffled in Bali blast probe The police chief in Bali on Tuesday expressed frustration at the lack of progress finding those behind triple suicide bombings on the resort island this month that killed 20 people. Made Mangku Pastika, who led the successful investigation of the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks, said national distribution of leaflets showing the decapitated heads of the three bombers as well as electronically enhanced pictures had yielded little.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 October 2005 17:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia to monitor Muslim boarding schools Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, will monitor Islamic boarding schools as part of its effort to fight militant violence and suicide bombings, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said. Indonesia has been racked by a spate of bomb attacks in recent years, including one on the tourist island of Bali this month in which 23 people died, including three suicide bombers.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 October 2005 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 24 reactions


Police free man held over Bali blast Indonesian police have freed a man they had detained this week for suspected links to triple suicide bombings on the resort island of Bali, saying on Thursday there was no evidence he had any involvement. Police had said the man, a construction worker from East Java province, was believed to have shared a house with one of the bombers in Bali. They had said he was their first arrest related to blasts at three restaurants on October 1 that killed 20 people plus the three suicide bombers.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2005 14:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Police in Bali make first arrest Indonesian police have arrested a man who allegedly shared a rented room with one of three suicide bombers on Bali before this month's deadly attacks on crowded restaurants on the island, the national police spokesman said Tuesday. The arrest of the construction worker, identified only as H.S., could be the first major breakthrough in their probe into the Oct. 1 bombings that killed 23 people, including the attackers.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 October 2005 11:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Police: Bali mastermind escapes raid Alleged Bali bombing mastermind Noordin Mohamed Top narrowly escaped capture Friday after he fled a remote village hours before a pre-dawn raid by anti-terror police on his hideout, police said. Noordin and his close aide Azahari bin Husin are two of Southeast Asia's most wanted men and believed to be key members of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah -- the group suspected in last weekend's suicide bombings on Bali island.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 October 2005 10:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia issues new Bali warning Australia has issued a fresh travel warning for Bali and cited "uncorroborated information" that names the tourist area of Seminyak as a potential target for terrorist attacks. The warning was issued late on Monday night by the Australian foreign ministry.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 October 2005 08:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Security tightened after Bali suicide bombings Security was tightened across Indonesia Sunday after suicide bombers detonated a string of explosions at tourist hot-spots on the island of Bali, killing 19 and injuring at least 132. The attacks -- two at cafes near Jimbaran and one at a restaurant in Kuta's main square -- came less than two weeks ahead of the third anniversary of 2002's deadly nightclub bombings in Bali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 October 2005 07:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Luxury hotel evacuated after 'explosive' found Police on the Indonesian island of Bali evacuated a 5-star hotel on Wednesday after staff found a suspicious device, a senior officer said. Bali police chief Made Mangku Pastika said the device found at the Kuta Paradiso Hotel contained items two timers, powder, and a battery but no explosives. He called the incident a "terror attack" because it was designed to scare people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 September 2005 11:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia president warns of terror attacks Indonesia's president warned on Monday of possible terrorist attacks in the coming two months, and said he would also take steps to show the country was still a tolerant Muslim nation. Speaking at a seminar in Jakarta, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said bombmakers from the militant network Jemaah Islamiah posed a threat to the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Posted in Terrorism @ 29 August 2005 14:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police say foil plan to bomb their HQ Indonesian police said on Monday they had arrested 17 militants planning to bomb the national police headquarters in Jakarta and linked some of them to last year's blast outside the Australian embassy. Eleven of the men were arrested last week near the city of Solo in Central Java province and the rest in Jakarta, national police spokesman Aryanto Boedihardjo told a news conference broadcast on local radio station El Shinta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 July 2005 07:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suspects JI over deadly blasts Twin bomb blasts that killed 22 people in a Christian town in eastern Indonesia bore the hallmarks of a regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the vice president and a senior police official said.

Posted in Violence @ 30 May 2005 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Bomb blasts at Indonesia market kills 20 Two bomb blasts ripped through a crowded market in the eastern Indonesian town of Tentena on Saturday, killing 20 people in an attack likely to raise fears sectarian bloodshed could again break out in the region.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 28 May 2005 08:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia jails three for Jakarta hotel bombing Indonesia sentenced three men to jail on Tuesday for involvement in the 2003 bombing of a luxury Jakarta hotel, wrapping up the prosecution of suspects detained following the blast that killed 12 people. However, the two Malaysian men accused of masterminding the blast outside the JW Marriott Hotel -- Noordin M. Top and Azahari bin Husin -- remain fugitives, despite a nationwide manhunt.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 May 2005 20:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia court upholds verdict on cleric Bashir An Indonesian high court has upheld a guilty verdict and two and a half year sentence handed to Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for involvement in the 2002 Bali blasts that killed 202 people, an official said on Monday. Bashir now has the option of appealing to the Supreme Court. His lawyers could not be reached for immediate comment.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 May 2005 11:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ba'ashir found guilty of Bali bomb plot Fiery Muslim preacher Abu Bakar Bashir was found guilty of an "evil conspiracy" to commit the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings by an Indonesian court on Thursday and sentenced to two and a half years in jail. But the court found the 66-year-old cleric not guilty of involvement in the 2003 bombing of the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta that killed 12 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 March 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


SBY: Indonesia may ban al Qaeda linked group Indonesia will outlaw an al Qaeda-linked group blamed for deadly bombings in Southeast Asia if its existence can be proved and if its members are involved in terrorist activities, the new president said. In an interview with Time magazine, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would review steps being taken to deal with terrorism and with the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) group.

Posted in Politics @ 26 October 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati tells Indonesia to accept poll result A tearful President Megawati Sukarnoputri has told Indonesians to accept the result of the country's landmark leadership ballot, but has not explicitly conceded defeat to her former security chief. Megawati's team has threatened to challenge the vote count from some areas, putting winner Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in a bind and risking what could have been an orderly end to Indonesia's first direct presidential election.

Posted in Elections @ 05 October 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-general heads for win over Megawati An urbane former general who promises to fight terror and clean up government headed for an overwhelming victory against incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri in Indonesia's first direct presidential election Monday. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Megawati's one-time chief security minister, had won 59 percent of 10 million votes counted as of noon GMT, the election commission said. Megawati had 41 percent.

Posted in Elections @ 20 September 2004 00:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia re-enacts Jakarta embassy bombing Indonesian police re-enacted Sunday parts of the bombing that killed nine people in front of the Australian embassy, an act that triggered outrage from ordinary Indonesians visiting the site. The Australian flag was fluttering at full-mast at the embassy, where a temporary wooden wall has been erected in front of the metal security fence blasted apart by Thursday's attack.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 September 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Second cell poised for Indonesia attack Militants behind the deadly bombing of Australia's Jakarta embassy have a second group poised for attack, Australia's top policeman warned as Canberra said on Saturday all its diplomatic missions would be made bomb-proof. "There is intelligence suggesting that there is a second group active in the area," Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty told ABC radio.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 September 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta intelligence chief says terror laws too weak Indonesia's anti-terrorism laws are too weak to allow security agencies to catch suspects before they carry out acts such as Thursday's car bombing outside the Australian embassy, Jakarta's intelligence chief said. Hendropriyono, who has long sought tougher laws to catch operators within militant Islamic groups such as the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah, said punishments meted out to those convicted of terror acts were not enough of a deterrent.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 September 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt says will proceed with Bashir case Indonesia said on Monday it would continue with plans to prosecute Abu Bakar Bashir, suspected spiritual leader of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah network, despite a court ruling curbing anti-terrorism laws. Bashir, 65, is in detention waiting for prosecutors to bring formal charges against him. He was detained on April 30 after spending 18 months in jail for minor immigration offences.

Posted in Terrorism @ 26 July 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nine crew missing off Indonesia after pirate attack Nine crew members of a ship were missing after pirates threw them overboard in Indonesian waters, just a few days before military patrols begin in the Strait of Malacca, one of the world's strategic shipping lanes, an ocean crime watchdog said on Wednesday. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said the attack occurred on a tug called the Global Semesta Satu in the Bangka Straits, south of the Strait of Malacca on Sunday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 July 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia polls favor former general The strains of a hearty tenor filtered out from behind the closed door of hotel room 103. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the front-runner in Indonesia's presidential race, was rehearsing a tune he would sing that morning to voters in this highland town in western Indonesia. "I know you love me, so you will choose me," the thickset former general could be heard crooning in the local Batak dialect, practicing the lyrics he learned minutes earlier, just as he has been practicing for the country's top job for the last several years.

Posted in Elections @ 28 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt orders pirates, sea terrorists shot on sight Indonesia's naval chief has ordered his commanders to shoot dead armed terrorists or pirates operating in key waterways including the busy Strait of Malacca, which carries a third of world trade. Navy Chief of Staff, Bernard Kent Sondakh, would also meet soon with his counterparts from Malaysia and Singapore to seek ways to increase joint patrols in the Strait, officials said on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 18 June 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police re-arrest Bashir, clash with supporters Indonesian police arrested Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir as a terror suspect on Friday as he walked out of jail after serving time for lesser charges while his supporters hurled rocks and firebombs at police. Bashir, accused head of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah network, was released on Friday after 18 months in prison for immigration offences but was served with an arrest warrant and detained as he left the jail in central Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 April 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Deaths in Ambon hit 23, fresh clashes Fresh clashes erupted on Monday between Muslims and Christians in Indonesia's eastern city of Ambon and officials said the death toll from weekend violence had risen to 23. Early evening drizzle put out fires from buildings and houses torched by rampaging mobs in Ambon, once a scenic seaside town but which partly lies in ruins following years of sectarian violence.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 26 April 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Deaths in Ambon hit 18, fresh clashes Fresh clashes erupted on Monday between Muslims and Christians in Indonesia's eastern city of Ambon and the interior minister said the death toll from weekend violence had risen to 18. Residents said they could hear sporadic gunfire across the Moluccas provincial capital as police and army reinforcements arrived in the city. It was not clear who was firing.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 26 April 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PKS leader defends visiting Ba'asyir The head of an Indonesian Islamist party that did well in recent legislative polls said on Sunday he visited militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir in jail because the United States was intervening in the case. Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) leader Hidayat Nur Wahid said he visited Ba'asyir at a Jakarta prison on Saturday because he believed the rule of law in Indonesia was not being respected.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 April 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police declare Bashir terror suspect Indonesian police have named Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir a terror suspect and are focusing on possible links to the Bali blasts and his alleged leadership of an Al Qaeda-linked militant group, officials said on Friday. The 65-year-old Bashir is in jail for immigration offences and is due to be freed on April 30, but the latest legal moves would allow police to keep him under detention.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 April 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Islamists go mainstream in election As the band launches into the popular 1980s song "The Final Countdown" by rock group Europe, several thousand Indonesians at an election rally in central Java start cheering. They join in as a speaker on stage exhorts them to chant -- not the words of the song -- but Allahu Akbar (God is greatest). Welcome to a rally for one of Indonesia's most conservative Islamist parties, the Prosperous Justice Party. Instead of pushing Islamic issues, party leaders promise to tackle graft and the economy. Along with Islamic prayers and strident condemnation of Israel, there is Western music.

Posted in Elections @ 29 March 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


On behalf of The United States-Indonesia Society and the National Commission on United States-Indonesia Relations, I thank you for this opportunity to present my perspectives on some of the major trends and challenges shaping priorities for U.S. policy in Southeast Asia. I returned yesterday from two weeks in Indonesia and also look forward to sharing my views on developments in that important nation.

Posted in Corruption @ 22 March 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt says Bashir not a terrorist The Indonesian Government says there is no evidence to label Abu Bakar Bashir, a Muslim clerk and alleged spiritual leader of a radical Muslim group, as a terrorist. The statement comes after international criticism over a reduction of his prison term that will allow for his release next month.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 March 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says Hambali is answering key questions Indonesia has been allowed for the first time to indirectly question the US-held regional terror suspect Hambali, the country's intelligence chief said on Wednesday. A M Hendropriyono said Indonesia had received answers to written questions from Hambali which had shed some light on his terror network in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 February 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cafe bombing kills four in Sulawesi A bomb blast has killed four people at a cafe on Indonesia's Sulawesi island and wounded at least three others, police and hospital sources say. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, the latest in a number of bombings to hit Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, in recent years.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 January 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Supreme Court upholds Bali bomber verdict Indonesia's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence on the first Muslim militant convicted over the Bali nightclub bombings, which killed 202 people, mainly foreign tourists on holiday. "In our decision the court rejected the appeal submitted by the defendant Amrozi," Toton Suprapto, chief judge on the bench that heard the appeal, told Reuters on Wednesday, adding the decisions by two lower courts had been correct.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 January 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four detained students linked to terrorism Four Indonesian Islamic students, including the younger brother of alleged terrorist mastermind Hambali, will be charged with facilitating terrorism, police said Thursday (18/12/03). National Police spokesman Brigadier General Sunarko said the four suspects – Rusman ‘Gun Gun’ Gunawan, Mohammad Syaifudin, Ilham Sofyandi and Furqon Abdullah – had deliberately provided assistance to Hambali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gufron sentenced to death Another key defendant in the deadly Bali bombings was sentenced to death on Thursday, bringing the number of Bali bombers sentenced to die to three. The Denpasar District Court passed the verdict on Ali Ghufron, better known as Muklas, after finding him guilty of planning the attack that killed more than 200 people and injured more than 300 others last October 2002.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Imam Samudra found guilty in Bali bombings An Indonesian court has found an Islamic militant guilty of masterminding the Bali nightclub bombings which killed 202 people last October. The sentence will be announced later - the Afghan-trained fighter faces the death penalty. Prosecutors said Imam Samudra commanded the group which carried out the attacks, selecting recruits and raising funds.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia hotel attack: 9 seized At least nine people are being held in connection with the bombing of the Marriott hotel in Jakarta as Indonesia celebrates its independence day.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 August 2003 00:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hambali caught in Thailand - Indonesia police source Indonesia hailed on Friday the capture of Muslim militant leader Hambali, suspected mastermind of last year's deadly Bali blasts, but a top cleric voiced fear that more militants would rise up to take his place. A Thai government minister said that Hambali had been flown to Indonesia to face charges there, but there was no immediate confirmation of this in Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 August 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutors seek death for key Bali bomb suspect Indonesian prosecutors on Monday urged a court to impose the death penalty on a young Muslim militant for playing a lead role in the Bali bombings that killed 202 people, mainly foreigners partying in nightclubs. The sentencing demand for Imam Samudra is the second sought for more than 30 Indonesian Muslim militants arrested for the October 12 attacks.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 July 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia jails Singapore Muslim militant An Indonesian court has jailed the alleged Singapore chief of a radical Muslim network, who has admitted to plans to attack U.S. facilities in the city state, for immigration offences, an official said on Tuesday. Mulianto, a senior official at the Dumai court in Riau province on Sumatra island, said Mas Selamat Kastari was convicted on Monday and given an 18-month sentence. Riau lies next to Singapore.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 July 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aussie Govt: Indonesia terror warnings renewed The Australian government has renewed its terror warnings for Indonesia, saying it is continuing to receive intelligence concerning planned attacks on Westerners.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 May 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


First Bali bombings trial begins The trial of the first suspect in the October 12 Bali bombings has begun with around 3,000 security personnel deployed in and around the courthouse on the Indonesian resort island.

Posted in Protests @ 12 May 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bracing for violence Indonesia's entire 250,000-strong police force has been put on full alert as the world's largest Muslim nation braces for a backlash on the eve of a US-led war on Iraq. Intelligence sources say serious threats of violence, including bombings, may be carried out by Muslim radicals belonging to the same network as that responsible for the October Bali bombings.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 March 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Explosion rocks police HQ A blast that rocked police headquarters in Jakarta early on Monday was triggered by an explosive device, police said, but there was no immediate report of casualties. Police spokesman Edward Aritonang told reporters the blast took place outside an auditorium in the headquarters complex that is frequently used for public events like weddings.

Posted in Violence @ 03 February 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia decries US visitor-registration move Indonesia, an ally in the U.S. war on terror, lashed out on Friday at its inclusion on a list of countries whose citizens must register and be fingerprinted when visiting the United States. The requirement, which applies to males 16 years old and over, is part of a controversial U.S. anti-terrorism programme and has been applied to visitors from various countries, most of them Muslim.

Posted in General @ 17 January 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Journalist tried for visa misuse A German journalist of Arab descent went on trial in Indonesia on Thursday, charged with violating his tourist visa status by working as a freelance cameraman in regions hit by religious violence. Seyam Reda, 42, was arrested in September on suspicions that he was linked to the al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden but police later said they could find no such evidence.

Posted in General @ 02 January 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Al-Qaeda linked to McDonalds blast Indonesian police on Saturday searched a house linked to a possible al Qaeda suspect in their hunt for those behind two bomb blasts in Sulawesi, including one at a McDonald's restaurant that killed three people. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has stepped up its anti-terror drive since the October 12 Bali bombings that killed at least 191 people, about half of them foreigners.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 December 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Scetches of suspects


Posted in Terrorism @ 30 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to release Bali suspect sketches today In a signal of progress in the case of the Bali bomb blasts that killed at least 184 people, Indonesian police plan to release sketches on Wednesday of possible suspects. "We are going to issue the sketches today both in Bali and Jakarta," Edward Aritonang, deputy national police chief, said. He told Reuters by telephone from Bali that the simultaneous release was scheduled for 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) Bali time.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian cleric taken from hospital amid clash Indonesian police removed a militant Muslim cleric suspected of regional terror links from his hospital bed in central Java on Monday as his supporters and security forces clashed outside. A police spokesman said Abu Bakar Bashir would be flown straight to Jakarta, where he faces questioning over several extremist acts in Indonesia, although not the October 12 bomb blasts on the resort island of Bali.

Posted in Violence @ 28 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US issues new travel warning for Indonesia Warning of more possible attacks in Indonesia, the U.S. State Department reminded Americans Saturday to avoid traveling to the Southeast Asian nation.

Posted in Tourism @ 20 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia passes emergency terrorism laws Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has signed into law two decrees expanding powers of police to deal with terrorism in the wake of last weekend's deadly bomb attacks on the island of Bali. The new laws give authorities sweeping powers to detain terror suspects without charge for up to six months and provides for the death penalty for convicted terrorists.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia anti-terror decree to have death penalty Indonesia's President Megawati Sukarnoputri plans to issue an emergency anti-terrorism decree on Friday that will carry a maximum penalty of death, the justice minister said. In the aftermath of last weekend's bloody bomb attack in Bali, and with international pressure mounting on the world's most populous Muslim country to get tough on terror, the new regulation is expected to grant the government wide-ranging powers.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two men intensely questioned in Bali blasts U.S. diplomatic and intelligence officials say in the two weeks before the Bali bombings, they repeatedly passed threat information to the Indonesian government suggesting terrorists were planning attacks in that country, including attacks against "Western tourist sites." The most recent warning came just a day before the Saturday Bali blasts, U.S. government sources said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US denies warning of Bali bombings The United States has strongly denied it had any specific warning of the Bali bombings. The US Government says it received numerous general warnings terrorists were planning attacks around the world, including Indonesia. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher denies a United States' newspaper report that there was intelligence listing Bali as a potential target.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Clues yet to emerge linking cleric to Bali bombs Picking through the charred ruins of the Sari nightclub, Indonesian investigators and FBI agents must wonder if they will stumble across a clue to the Bali bomb that will lead them to the door of a bespectacled Islamic cleric. Four days ago the names of Abu Bakar Bashir and the Jemaah Islamiah (Islamic Community) -- of which some foreign intelligence agencies say he is the spiritual leader -- were little known outside Southeast Asia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 October 2002 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Singaporean behind Megawati kill bid A Singaporean Muslim radical helped finance a failed 1999 assassination bid on Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, The Straits Times reports. The financier -- known only as al-Bukhari -- was among three operatives told to carry out the plot, the Times report said. Details of the assassination plans emerged from confessions made by al Qaeda suspect Omar al-Faruq who was arrested in Indonesia in June and is now in custody in the United States.

Posted in General @ 04 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The lively tinkle of the grand piano, the sound of the bass, and the beat of the drums by the Bill Heid Trio generated a warm atmosphere at the official residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America, Ralph L. Boyce, on Jalan Taman Suropati, Jakarta, on September 19. The performance of the famous jazz group—which often graces the stage of the John F. Kennedy Center, a prestigious cultural showplace in Washington—mesmerized the American diplomats. They were carried away by the beat of the music, tapped their feet, and sipped champagne. Boyce, no mean drummer and guitarist himself, was all smiles as he jammed with the band.

Posted in General @ 27 September 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military: Indonesia penetrated by foreign terrorists Indonesia's military chief said on Thursday that foreign terrorists were in the world's most populous Muslim nation, saying they had operated in two eastern regions hit by Muslim-Christian violence. The brief but candid comments by General Endriartono Sutarto are the clearest the government has given yet about foreign terrorist activity in Indonesia, already seen as the weak link in fighting terror in Southeast Asia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 26 September 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Grenade kills one near U.S. depot in Jakarta A grenade exploded in a car outside a U.S. embassy warehouse in the centre of Indonesia's capital on Monday in a botched attack that killed one of the occupants, police said. The incident came at a time of heightened security at U.S. embassies worldwide following what Washington called credible threats of terrorist attacks marking the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 September 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. embassy in Indonesia to reopen but threat remains The U.S. Embassy in Indonesia, closed since September 9 due to the threat of a terrorist attack, will reopen on Monday, but the public should still stay away "unless it is absolutely necessary", the embassy said. A statement from the embassy said on Sunday that "the cooperation of the Indonesian security authorities has permitted the reopening".

Posted in General @ 15 September 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US embassies in Indonesia and Malaysia stay closed U.S. embassies in Indonesia and Malaysia will decide over the weekend when to reopen after being closed for most of this week due to an al Qaeda-linked security threat. An Arab, said to have ties with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, arrested in Indonesia in June and extradited to the United States, told investigators of a plot to attack U.S. embassies in Southeast Asia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 September 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New terror group in Southeast Asia Indonesia's police head says that a new Islamic terror group has sprung up in Southeast Asia, and is working in his country, as well as neighboring Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Members of the group -- which goes by the name of Nusantara -- have already been arrested, according to Police Chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar, who declined to say where they had been nabbed. Nusantara is the Indonesian word for the archipelagos lying in between the Asian and Australian continents, and between the Indian and the Pacific oceans.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 July 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta crackdown on terrorists Show us the evidence. That's what Indonesian officials have been saying ever since they were first accused of harboring militants with ties to al Qaeda, the group held responsible for the terror attacks in New York and Washington.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In August last year, U.S. intelligence agents learned that Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network had obtained a highly detailed, hand-drawn map of the U.S. diplomatic compound here.

Posted in Religion @ 11 January 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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