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National Police maps community group affiliated with ISIS The Indonesian National Police (Polri) has mapped a community group, which is allegedly affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "The people affiliated with ISIS are hard-line groups that have existed in Indonesia, and they have already been mapped by the police. We continue to track them," Sutarman stated here on Thursday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 August 2014 17:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police detain JIS teachers over sexual assault case The Jakarta Police has arrested two teachers identified by the initials NB and FT of the Jakarta International School (JIS) in connection with a sexual assault case involving a kindergarten pupil.

Posted in Crime @ 15 July 2014 12:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Terror perpetrators in Poso increasingly aggressive Presidium Chairman of the Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) Neta S Pane said the perpetrators of terror acts in Poso, Central Sulawesi, had become more and more aggressive as reflected in the suicide bombing incident Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 June 2013 19:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police identify  Poso suicide bomber Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team of RI Police conducted identification effort to the suicide bombing that exploded in the yard of Poso Resort Police Headquarter in Central Sulawesi Province at 08.25 am local time, Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 June 2013 16:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police office hit by suicide bomb Poso Police office in Central Sulawesi Province was hit by a suicide bomb carried out by a male motorist on Monday morning. The suicide bomber`s body was torn into pieces, Sofyan, a local journalist, who was in the scene when the bombing happened, said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 June 2013 11:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


IPW: 'Solo shootings not related to terrorism' The Indonesian Police Watch (IPW) has said the series of shooting incidents in Solo city, Central Java, are related neither to terrorism nor to the Jakarta gubernatorial election runoff in September.

Posted in Crime @ 04 September 2012 22:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Trail begins for 2002 Bali bomb suspect Umar Patek The main suspect behind the deadly bombing which hit the Indonesian resort island of Bali in 2002 faced the start of his first trial on Monday, local media reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 February 2012 11:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Umar Patek returns to Bali for Bali Bomb reenactment Umar Patek, the terror suspect arrested in Pakistan in January 2011 and returned to Indonesia, was brought to Bali by Indonesian police to Bali on Thursday, October 20, 2011, to visit five locations linked with the 2002 Bali bombing.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 October 2011 12:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian church bomber identified as wanted terrorist The Indonesian suicide bomber who attacked a protestant church in Central Java on Sunday has been identified as a wanted terrorist, authorities said on Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 September 2011 00:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


NU: 'Suicide bombing can never be a form of jihad' A regional spokesperson of Nahdlatul Ulama (PWNU), the second largest Islamic organisation in Indonesia, has said that a suicide bombing could never be a form of jihad ('inner battle', but popularly 'holy war') because you hurt yourself and others during that act.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 September 2011 03:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Police: 'Suicide bomber was not alone' Police say that a number of findings indicate that the suicide bomber in Surakarta, Central Java, did not act alone. "The perpetrator needed communication. Although he was alone in the field, don’t assume that he committed suicide all by himself," police spokesman Brig. Gen. I Ketut Untung Yoga Ana said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 September 2011 02:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two dead in suicide bomb attack on Surakarta church At least two people had been confirmed dead in a suicide attack in a church in Solo. Bambang Sumartono, an official at Dr. Oen hospital, said that 20 people, including a child, were admitted to the hospital, and one of the victims, a teenager, died in the emergency room.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 September 2011 11:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-terrorist is now comic book hero The real life adventures of former al-Qaida-linked terrorist Nasir Abas have become a new comic book in Indonesia, chronicling his transformation from militant to invaluable ally in the fight against terrorism.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 10 September 2011 09:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Bali Bomb' terrorist Umar Patek back in Indonesia National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo on Thursday confirmed that Umar Patek, wanted for his alleged role in the 2002 Bali bombing, had arrived in Jakarta on Thursday morning to face legal process. "Patek arrived at seven o’clock this morning in Jakarta," Pradopo said before the Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 August 2011 10:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea Australian and Papua New Guinean officials said on Friday that the Manus Island detention center may be reopened, the Daily Telegraph reported.


Posted in General @ 06 May 2011 04:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrests another suspect in mosque bombing Indonesia's National Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a Central Java man suspected of being involved in the bombing of the mosque in a police compound.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 May 2011 17:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Somali pirates hijack Singapore ship with 25 Indonesian crew Somali pirates on Saturday hijacked a Singapore-flagged ship off the coast of Kenya with more than two dozen crew members on board, most of them Indonesians, officials said on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 01 May 2011 19:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Militant sentenced 10 years in jail over Aceh terror group An Indonesian militant on Wednesday was sentenced to ten years in prison for his involvement in an Aceh terror group and training camp, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 April 2011 20:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Suicide bomber hits Cirebon mosque, several injured A suspected suicide bomber attacked a mosque inside a police station in West Java on early Friday afternoon, local media reported, injuring more than a dozen people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 April 2011 09:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pakistan's Foreign Ministry confirms arrest of Bali bomb suspect Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday appeared on national television and confirmed that the country's security forces had captured a man wanted in connection with the 2002 Bali bombing.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 April 2011 16:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to Pakistan to confirm Bali bomb terrorist arrest The government of Indonesia announced on Wednesday that a police team has been deployed to Pakistan to review the arrest of Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek, who is also wanted in the Southeast Asian country and linked to the Bali bombing.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 March 2011 15:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Muslim cleric Baashir denies funding al-Qaeda in Aceh cell Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Baashir on Thursday denied charges accusing him of funding the terrorist cell known as al-Qaeda in Aceh cell operating in Indonesia, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 February 2011 16:06 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


Indonesia jails another 10 people linked to Aceh terror group Ten Indonesians linked to the terrorist paramilitary camp in the country's Aceh province were sentenced on Thursday from 8 to 10 years in a Jakarta court, prosecutors said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 31 December 2010 03:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven Indonesian men sentenced to prison for terrorism Seven Indonesians linked with the Aceh terror group have been sentenced for targeting foreigners and government leaders, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 December 2010 14:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali deploys 8,000 policemen to safeguard Christmas festivities Bali Deputy Police Chief Komang Udayana on Thursday announced that 8,000 police officers were deployed to safeguard Christmas and New Year's eve festivities, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Religion @ 23 December 2010 23:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Woman on trial for harboring terrorist An Indonesian woman went on trial Monday on charges of harboring Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist at the home where he was slain last year in a shootout with police. Judges opened and then immediately adjourned the trial of 21-year-old Putri Munawaroh.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 April 2010 08:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Terrorists to strike Bali in hours to come? The embassy of the United States in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has warned for a possible terrorist attack on the resort island of Bali. According to the embassy, people should take notice of the fact that there can be a terrorist attack later tonight.

Posted in Terrorism @ 31 December 2009 10:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Indonesia sees tourist arrivals up 8.5 % in 2010 Indonesia aims to attract 7 million foreign tourists in 2010, up from about 6.45 million visitors this year, Tourism and Culture Minister Jero Wacik said on Wednesday. The minister said Indonesia had edged past it's target of 6.4 million arrivals for this year despite the global economic crisis and militant suicide attacks on two luxury hotels in Jakarta in July.

Posted in Tourism @ 31 December 2009 04:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb found in terrorist hideout The police are working on defusing a bomb that has been found during an anti-terror raid on a house in the village of Kepuhsari, near the city of Solo in Central Java. Dozens of police have closed off the entire neighborhood after the raid, in which a long gunfight was heard by residents. At the end of the raid there were two loud explosions. It is suspected that the police was on the hunt for suspects of the twin bombings in Jakarta last July.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 September 2009 07:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI doesn't agree with how it goes - again The head of the FPI (Front Pembela Islam, 'Islamic Defenders Front') has said that the current Cipta Kondisi operation held by the police during the holy month of Ramadan is provocative. Habib Rizieq Shihab said that the operation by the police was like terrorism and intimidate religious persons like in the time of Suharto. "It violates human rights and the constitution," he said in an SMS while he was in Samarinda, Kalimantan.

Posted in Religion @ 30 August 2009 02:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Police: Mohamad Jibril seen as suspect of terrorism After three nights in 'Hotel Police Headquarters' in South Jakarta, Mohamad Jibril is now officially seen as the latest suspect in the twin suicide bombings of two hotel in Jakarta last month. "After thorough investigation, Mohamed Jibril is now an official suspect," said the head of the national police, Bambang Hendarsono Danuri after the Friday afternoon prayers.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 August 2009 10:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Mujahidin activist: 'My child is not a terrorist!' That terrorists are strange people might be nothing new to you, but the hype of denial is reaching new hights every single day. Fortunately for PKS member of parliament Anugerah, he was forgotten instantly when it became clear that the child of a former member of the Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia ('Mujahidin Council Indonesia', MMI) is wanted because of his involvement to last months suicide bomb attacks in Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 August 2009 13:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Have you seen this terrorist? It took a few days for the national police in Indonesia to realize that they also should put their pictures of 'bombers' they are looking for on the internet as well. They eventually did so, and their picture is below. They are the suicide bombers that blew themselves up in the July 17 attacks on the J.W. Marriott Hotel and Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 July 2009 03:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The long history of Jemaah Islamiyah and Indonesia, 1 Jemaah Islamiyah ("Islamic Congregation"), or simply JI, is a Southeast Asian militant Islamic organization dedicated to the establishment of an Islamic State in Southeast Asia incorporating Indonesia, Malaysia, the southern Philippines, Singapore and Brunei. JI was added to the United Nations 1267 Committee's list of terrorist organizations linked to al-Qaeda or the Taliban on 25 October 2002 under UN Security Council Resolution 1267.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 July 2009 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Life in Jakarta back to normal after bombings It was just a short visit to Jakarta, just one night, but it took place after the first bombing in a number of years in Indonesia. Where media all want to talk about the results for Indonesia - as if the country is as small as Luxembourg or Brunei, and even that is still too big - locals seem to go on with their lives as they did before. While the area around the two hotels, J.W. Marriott and Ritz Carlton was still partly closed off, the rest of Jakarta looked like a Saturday morning when it was Saturday morning.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 July 2009 12:15 CET by Jeroen · 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


Indonesia police arrest alleged 2005 Bali bomb plotter Indonesian authorities have arrested an alleged member of the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) in connection with the 2005 Bali bombings that killed 20 people and injured over a hundred, a police spokesman told AFP Monday. Faiz Fauzan is accused of helping to plan a second suicide bombing on the island and is reported to have close connections with JI leader Noordin Muhammad Top.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 May 2008 03:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourist arrivals 16 percent higher in February The number of foreign tourists in Indonesia rose nearly 16 percent in February from a year ago, helped by a surge in visitors to the resort island of Bali, government data showed on Tuesday. The predominantly Hindu island of Bali, which accounted for about 40 percent of total foreign arrivals, has seen tourist numbers rebound after a slow recovery from the impact of suicide bomb attacks by Islamic militants in 2002 and 2005.

Posted in Tourism @ 03 April 2008 05:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian families angered at cut sentences Ten prisoners convicted for the bombings on Bali in 2002 had their prison terms cut by up to five months today, angering relatives of some of the victims. The six, convicted for their involvement in the 2002 bombings which left 202 people dead, have been given remissions of five months as part of the Indonesian Independence Day celebrations.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 August 2007 12:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 'Terrorists are losing their battle to spread hatred' Islamic terrorists blamed for a number of deadly suicide bombings in Indonesia have failed to further their 'cause of hatred' in the country, according to president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He made the statement at the opening of an eye-clinic on the island of Bali, a gift from Australia to victims of the 2002 nightclub bombings which killed 202, among them 88 Australians.

Posted in General @ 27 July 2007 12:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Keeping connected in Yogyakarta One year on from the Yogyakarta earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people are rebuilding their lives, picking up the pieces that were so violently smashed. For a lot of survivors, the long road to recovery is compounded by feelings of grief and loss. Many people lost family members and friends in the earthquake. Some also lost the ability to walk. Nearly a thousand people suffered spinal injuries, a tragically common consequence of earthquakes, when collapsing buildings crushed occupants.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2007 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Drinking coffee in the kampung, part 1 However it wasn't Saturday for sure, but a Tuesday, still I had the feeling that I had to take my motorbike for a nice day of traveling. Where it would bring me? At least as far as Purworejo. To my amazement and some shame I had never been there before, so that became the primary target. I at least had to go there so I could honestly say that I had been there. Furthermore there were no plans, like usual. It was already late in the morning, so it was not really supposed to become a long trip. Maybe after Purworejo it was time to find my way back. That also depended on what I would find along the way of course. Seen the distance and the road conditions it was to take about one and a half hour to get there. My modest estimation.

Posted in Travel @ 17 May 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian pedophile jailed for ten years Australian pedophile Peter William Smith is sentenced to ten years in prison for sexually abusing street children in Jakarta. Judges in the South Jakarta District Court found that Smith had used 'economic coercion' in paying the teenage male victims to perform sexually related acts on each other and on him. The judges took in account this coercion and fined the English teacher 75 million Rupiah (6,276 euro) on top of the jail term.

Posted in General @ 26 February 2007 16:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Jakarta flood victims face stinking garbage, mud Thousands of residents of the Indonesian capital began returning to their homes on Wednesday as flood waters receded, but they faced a huge task clearing up streets and homes caked in stinking garbage and mud. The death toll from the floods, the worst for at least five years, rose to 50 people, a health ministry official said.

Posted in Flooding @ 07 February 2007 09:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to be allowed access to militant Hambali Indonesia will be allowed to interrogate an alleged Asian terrorist chief being held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a police spokesman said Saturday. U.S. officials had previously refused Indonesian investigators access to Hambali, also known as Riduan Ismaddin, because they said doing so could compromise their own investigation of his activities.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 February 2007 02:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bombing film to premiere in Indonesia A controversial new movie about the 2002 Bali bombings premieres in Indonesia Thursday. More than 200 people, mostly foreign tourists, died in the bombing of a nightclub by Muslim extremist group Jemaa Islamiya. The Long Road to Heaven goes where Indonesia's timid media have feared to tread, examining the role of religion in the attacks.

Posted in General @ 25 January 2007 21:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia overturns Bashir's conviction Indonesia overturned a terror conviction Thursday against the militant Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who served 2 1/2 years for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed more than 200 people. The Supreme Court ruling is likely to anger the United States and its regional ally Australia, both of which publicly accused the aging cleric of being a top leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaida-linked Southeast Asian terror group.

Posted in General @ 21 December 2006 16:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. warns of possible terrorist attacks in Indonesia Americans and other Westerners in Indonesia should remain alert to the possibility of militant attacks over the Christmas and New Year period, the U.S. embassy in Jakarta said on Monday. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, has in recent years been hit by a series of bomb blasts blamed on Islamic militants.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 December 2006 05:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Abu Bakar Bashir: 'Let Christians celebrate Christmas' adical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, head of the Indonesian Mujaheddin Council (MMI), on Saturday urged Indonesian Muslims not to "disturb" Christians, and not to take part in any celebrations during the Christmas season, local media reported. "Obviously, Indonesian Muslims are not allowed to disturb, or join in any Christmas celebration, such as congratulate Christians or help them during Christmas," Abu Bakar Bashir was quoted as saying by Detik.Com, a Jakarta-based online news provider.

Posted in General @ 16 December 2006 15:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Indonesia jails militant over Australian embassy bombing An Indonesian court has sentenced a militant to three years in jail for storing explosives used in the 2004 suicide bombing of the Australian embassy here, a court clerk said Wednesday. Twelve people, including the bomber, were killed when an explosives-laden van exploded in front of the mission on September 5, 2004.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 December 2006 02:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia issues terror warning ahead of Bush visit The Indonesian Intelligence Agency (BIN) on Saturday warned of terrorist strikes on the occasion of Bush visit on Nov. 20 in Indonesia, and called for high alert, BIN head Syamsir Siregar said here. The threat could come from the group led by the coordinator of the Southeast Asia al-Qaida linked terrorist network, the Jemaah Islamiyah Noerdin Moh. Top, or other groups, said Siregar.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 November 2006 02:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb at restaurant in Jakarta, one hurt bomb blast at a fast food restaurant in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday wounded one person, police said. Police said the blast occured around midday at an outlet of the U.S.-based A&W chain in a shopping mall in the east of the city and they were investigating, with bomb squad and counter-terrorism officers present.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 November 2006 01:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of hardline Muslims rally against Bush’s planned visit Hundreds of Islamic hard-liners rallied in front of the American Embassy in Jakarta on Saturday, denouncing President Bush’s planned trip to the world’s most populous Muslim nation. “Bush should not come to Indonesia,” shouted Muhammad Ismail Yusanto, saying Bush was responsible for the violence in the Palestinian territories, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted in Politics @ 05 November 2006 02:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


2 militants in 2002 Bali bombing freed Two Islamic militants jailed for the Bali bombings that killed 202 people were freed Tuesday, and nine others had their sentences reduced to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month. But the decision to include convicted terrorists was likely to anger countries that lost citizens in the Oct. 12, 2002, suicide attacks on two crowded nightclubs.

Posted in General @ 24 October 2006 17:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia marks 2002 Bali bombing anniversary ndonesians on Bali marked the fourth anniversary of deadly bombings by Islamic extremists on Thursday by unfurling white cloth symbolising peace through the resort island's streets.

Posted in General @ 12 October 2006 04:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: 'US president may visit Indonesia in November' U.S. President George W. Bush may visit Indonesia next month to meet the leader of the world's most populous Muslim nation, seen as a close ally in Washington's global fight against terrorism, officials said Tuesday. If the talks are held, they would be the first on Indonesian soil between Bush and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Posted in Politics @ 03 October 2006 14:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Ceremony honours Bali blasts victims WHITE frangipani flowers and red rose petals were cast across Jimbaran Bay's gentle waves by weeping survivors of suicide bombs that ripped through its beachfront cafes a year ago. Twenty innocent people died in the blasts in the second attack on Bali by the terrorist network, Jemaah Islamiah. Yesterday morning 40 Australian survivors and victims' families joined about 50 local victims and dignitaries to commemorate the first anniversary.

Posted in Terrorism @ 02 October 2006 01:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bomb recruiter shot dead ONE of Australia's most wanted terrorists, who recruited the suicide bombers to carry out the 2002 Bali bombings, has been killed in a shootout with Filipino soldiers. Umar Patek, a recruitment specialist for the Indonesian-based terror group Jemaah Islamiah, died in a stronghold of the Philippines militant group Abu Sayyaf. The group had been hiding Patek and his Bali bombing compatriot Dulmatin.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 September 2006 13:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Terror guide spread in Indonesia A GUIDEBOOK urging jihad in the spirit of Osama bin Laden, "the conqueror of communist and American forces", is being distributed across Indonesia in an attempt to create small independent terrorist cells, a new report claims. The 82-page book has been secretly distributed over the past several months, according to a report yesterday in news magazine Tempo.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 September 2006 07:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia delays planned execution of Bali bombers Indonesia has delayed the scheduled executions of three Muslim militants convicted of carrying out the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed more than 200 people, after their defence attorneys announced they would file a final appeal, a government spokesman said Monday. The condemned men - Imam Samurda and brothers Amrozi Nurhasyim and Ali Gufron - were among more than 30 people convicted in the bombings, many of whom were believed to be members of Jemaah Islamiyah, a South-East Asian offshoot of al-Qaeda.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 August 2006 17:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bombing season is back, warns expert A TERRORISM researcher has warned of a new "bombing season" in Indonesia, as Islamic militants seek to repeat a pattern established since October 2002 of attacking Western targets between August and October. The International Crisis Group's Sidney Jones, who is based in Jakarta, said she had initially dismissed speculation about a specific season for attacks against foreigners, preferring to think the attackers had simply "done it when they got around to it".

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 August 2006 15:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Indonesia bans militants from going to Mideast Indonesian police said on Monday that the government had banned Islamic militants from travelling to the Middle East or elsewhere to fight Israel. The comments by a police spokesman came after the self-styled head of the Jakarta-based ASEAN Muslim Youth Movement said more than 200 militants had been sent on missions to attack Israel's interests and countries that support the Jewish state.

Posted in General @ 07 August 2006 15:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


RI prepares to execute three convicted in Bali bombings Indonesia is preparing to execute three men convicted in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, as their lawyers plan to lodge appeals next month. Imam Samudra, Amrozi and Ali Gufron have been on death row for more than two years since being convicted of playing key roles in Indonesia's worst terrorist attack.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 July 2006 08:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


A glimpse into minds of terrorists The bombs should be small and placed in day packs, making them harder to detect. The bombers should dress like tourists. They should not bother targeting hotels because security is too tight. Instead they should consider restaurants, discos and theaters.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 July 2006 09:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia releases militant islamic cleric A militant cleric alleged to be a top leader in an al-Qaida-linked terror group was released from prison Wednesday to cries of "God is great" from supporters. Abu Bakar Bashir, 68, had served 26 months for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people and thrust Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, onto the front lines of the war on terror.

Posted in General @ 14 June 2006 08:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt seeks to cut Garuda's debt in restructuring deal Indonesia's government will seek approval from the creditors of national carrier Garuda Indonesia to dramatically cut its debt in a restructuring plan to be discussed this week, the transport minister said. Under the plan, the carrier's debt would be reduced from around 794 million dollars to 274 million dollars and require creditors to convert up to 30 percent of its debt into equity, Hatta Rajasa was quoted by AFP as saying late Tuesday.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 17 May 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutor: Bali bombings were to avenge Muslim deaths Four suspected Islamic militants went on trial today for their alleged roles in last year’s suicide bombings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, attacks a prosecutor said were aimed at avenging Muslims’ deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. If found guilty, they could face the death penalty under anti-terror laws. Security was tight at the Denpasar trials, the first to be held over the triple bombings that killed 20 people and were blamed on Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaida-linked south-east Asian terror group.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 May 2006 09:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police discover explosive like those used in Bali bombings An anti-terror unit found a backpack filled with explosives similar to those used in the 2005 triple suicide bombings on the Indonesia resort island Bali that killed 20 people, police said Monday. Police found the homemade bomb early Sunday in a storage unit in the Central Javanese town of Temanggung following a tip from two militants arrested in a weekend raid on their hideout, said deputy spokesman for the national police Brig. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 May 2006 10:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia court sentences Islamic militant to 7 years in jail An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic militant to seven years in prison on Thursday for sheltering the man who allegedly helped mastermind a string of suicide bombings in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Ahmad Taufik Ridho was also found guilty of illegal weapons possession, said Ardiansah Dali, the presiding judge at the South Jakarta District Court.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 April 2006 07:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Survey shows prevalent conservatism Islamic conservatism is a growing force to be reckoned with across the country, with research indicating about 40 percent of citizens would support the replacement of state laws with sharia and one in 10 consider suicide bombings justified in some circumstances. A survey conducted in late January by the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) found 40 percent of respondents approved of adulterers being stoned to death, 34 percent did not want to see another female president and 40 percent accepted polygamy.

Posted in Religion @ 17 March 2006 07:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 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


Foreign tourist arrival down 10 pct in 2005 The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in 2005 decreased to 4.07 million people, or 10. 28 percent lower than in 2004, Statistic Bureau announced here Wednesday. The bureau chief Choirul Maksum told a press conference that the number of foreign tourists coming to the Indonesis's beautiful resort of Bali island in December last year rose to 81,000 people, or 19.81 percent lower than in the previous month.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 February 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 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


Garuda Indonesia narrows loss for 2005 Struggling Garuda Indonesia said its losses narrowed in 2005 due to improved cost efficiencies but earnings were hard-hit by bombings on Bali and high oil prices. The flag carrier's losses declined by 17.14 percent to Rp 672 billion (US$71.60 million) in 2005, its president Emirsyah Satar told a parliamentary commission. The already-ailing flag carrier has been hit hard by plunging arrivals on the Indonesian resort island of Bali after a triple suicide bombing there in October, as well as historically high oil prices.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 23 January 2006 08:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 8 reactions


Govt deploys 47,800 to guard churches against terrorism Indonesia said it is deploying a fourth of its police force, or 47,800 officers, to guard every church in the country after warnings terrorists are planning attacks during the Christmas and New Year period. "The country has been put on top alert,'' National Police Spokesman Anton Bahrul Alam said at a press briefing in the nation capital Jakarta today. "We are increasing security in every church to anticipate any terrorism act.''

Posted in Violence @ 24 December 2005 09:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 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


Four-hour blaze destroys 240 homes Susi, 43, was still sound asleep when she was suddenly awoken by her neighbors shouting that her house, located in Kota Bambu Utara subdistrict, West Jakarta, was on fire. She took few minutes to realize what was happening before she and her husband rushed out, saving all three of their children but leaving their belongings behind to be consumed by the flames.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 December 2005 15:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Back to Bali: Bombs, cocktails and surfers I managed to hop over to Bali for a few days last week in order to both soothe my metro madness and also to see how the old island was faring after the recent bombings. Lion Air did the honors for about Rp 900,000 return, which is pretty good value, I guess, although anyone hovering around the six-foot-tall mark will have a few comfort issues to deal with when trying to squeeze into their cattle-class seats. After 90 minutes with my knees around my chin we touched down at Ngurah Rai airport in the rain and a taxi whisked me down to Legian.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 December 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali Oct tourist arrivals fall 48.4 pct vs Sept after blasts Foreign tourist arrivals to Bali fell 48.4 pct in October compared to the preceding month in the wake of suicide bombings there, official figures showed. The number of foreign visitors to Bali in October stood at 86,800, down from September's 168,200, according to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics. 'The drop is directly related to the Bali bombings II on Oct 1, 2005,' the bureau said in a release posted on its website.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 December 2005 10:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


U.S. terror expert expelled from Indonesia, again A leading American expert on Indonesia's terrorist groups has been expelled from the country for a second time, officials said Friday. No explanation was provided. Sidney Jones, project director for the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, was refused entry to Indonesia Thursday when she returned from a trip to Taiwan. She was sent to Singapore.

Posted in General @ 25 November 2005 09:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Are hard-liners deviants or true believers? Some of the moderate and liberal Muslims (I consider myself as part of this group) often charge that hard-liners, jihadists, terrorists and suicide bombers are not true believers. The jihadist and terrorists are more aptly called deviant Muslims, people with a fallacious understanding of Islam. We also blame their activities as tarnishing the name of Islam and harming its reputation before the hallmark of modern civilization. Their interpretation of Islam is also said to be destroying the religion's fundamental and truest mission. This is what we have to say about them.

Posted in Religion @ 18 November 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police question three men over last month's Bali attacks Indonesian police are continuing to question three men arrested in connection with last month's Bali bombings. The three were taken into custody in central Java and flown to the Balinese capital Denpasar for interrogation. Police say they will face charges of assisting terrorists, which carries a jail sentence of between three and 15 years.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 November 2005 10:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Azahari burial will be in Jasin, says family Bomb- maker Dr Azahari Husin will be buried in Jasin, Malacca. His brother and brother-in-law will leave for Indonesia tomorrow to claim his body. Badaruddin Ismail, the spokesman for the family, said: "They have yet to arrange for his burial but one thing for sure is that he will be buried in Jasin." His father and siblings live in Malacca.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 November 2005 10:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia fears blitz on capital Indonesian authorities are tightening security in Jakarta, fearing a pre-Christmas bombing campaign planned by Bali terror leaders Azahari Husin and Noordin Top could still go ahead, despite Azahari's death last week. Documents found in the house where Azahari was shot dead by police on Wednesday have uncovered advanced plans for a wave of attacks on the capital.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 November 2005 19:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Slain terrorist was planning more attacks One of Asia's most wanted terrorists was poised to launch a fresh series of attacks when he was killed by police earlier this week, Indonesia's president said Saturday. New details were emerging on last month's Bali bombings from a video made by the three suicide bombers and found at the safe house of Azahari bin Husin the Malaysian explosives expert shot and killed by police on Wednesday during a raid on his hide-out in Malang, east Java. Azahari was accused of coordinating four deadly strikes in Indonesia since 2002.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 November 2005 11:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Terrorist bomb maker Azahari dead Indonesian police have confirmed that the Jemaah Islamiyah bomb-making Azahari bin Husin killed himself during a fierce gunbattle yesterday with security forces in Batu, East Java. Azahari, a Malaysian, was the head of JI operations, and the mastermind of both Bali bombings and other suicide attacks in Indonesia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 November 2005 07:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Police trade shots with 'suspected terrorists' in East Java Police Wednesday exchanged gunfire with "suspected terrorists" at a villa in the East Java hill resort town Batu after two blasts were heard from the building, reports said. The official Antara news agency said police had encircled the villa before the exchange of shots but gave no further details.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 November 2005 13:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Anti-terror officers deployed to villages again The Indonesian Military (TNI) is reactivating its intelligence unit that used to work within the community to help the police fight terrorism. The military unit, comprising non-commissioned officers known as Babinsa, would gather all information required to help prevent acts of terrorism, TNI chief Gen. Endriartono Sutarto announced.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 November 2005 07:07 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


Fights, frustration mar fuel cash handouts It was billed as a way to cushion the blow for Indonesia's poorest of the poor. But efforts to compensate 15.5 million families with cash to offset steep hikes in fuel prices have instead triggered violence. Angry mobs have trashed homes of local officials. Old people have died standing in queues and a woman committed suicide after hearing she was not poor enough to qualify.

Posted in General @ 26 October 2005 09:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


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


Suspected suicide shocks Bandung A teenage girl apparently committed suicide by hanging herself from the top of a door frame in her house in Bandung regency, West Java, on Friday. The death of 14-year-old Fitri Aprianti, a second-year student at Cipeundeuy state junior high school, shocked people in the Babakan Bojong area, who were preparing to break the fast at the time.

Posted in Crime @ 22 October 2005 18:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police nabs 4 in explosive materials smuggling case Police said Friday they had arrested four people allegedly involved in smuggling hundreds of pounds of explosive materials from Malaysia into Indonesia. East Kalimantan Police Chief Maj. Gen. Sitompul said four other suspects escaped and remain at large. He said the four - three women and a man - were seized on a speedboat heading for the town of Pare Pare on Sulawesi island.

Posted in General @ 21 October 2005 14:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia shuts down Bali bombing film The Indonesian government has shut down an Australian TV drama series about the 2002 Bali bombings. Producers told the mostly Australian cast in Bali on Thursday the government had revoked their permit due to political and immigration sensitivities, actors for the drama series told AAP. The move follows the second Bali bombings on October 1.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 21 October 2005 09:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


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 arrest two more in Bali blast probe Indonesian police said they have arrested two more men in connection with their probe into the Oct 1 suicide bombings in Bali. The pair were arrested yesterday in Banten province on the island of Java, police said, adding that the first and only other suspect in the bombings has been released.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 October 2005 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 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


Protesters storm Bali jail, demand death for bombers Some 500 protesters demanding execution of three militants on death row over the 2002 blasts on Indonesia's Bali island broke into a jail on Wednesday where the inmates had been held until the previous day, witnesses said. Wearing traditional Balinese headbands and sarongs, some protesters climbed over the outer fence of the Kerobokan prison while others knocked down a steel door into the jail.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 October 2005 12:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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