Friday, March 11, 2011

The Latest Trial of Abubakar Ba'asyir

Yesterday, the Council of Judges of the South Jakarta District Court rejected the request of the Defendant Abubakar Ba'asyir for exception to charges, therefore allowing the trial of the fanatic cleric to proceed.

During the first session of trial at the Court last February, the prosecutor indicted him of inciting others to commit terrorism, a crime that carries a death penalty. previous trial session.

Ba'asyir denied all links to any extremist activity - he maintains he is a spiritual, religious leader and that he has been unfairly accused. 

He and his lawyers said that the Prosecutors' charges against him were “vague”, “unclear”, “careless” and “incomplete”, and had requested that they be annulled.

During the era of the late President Suharto, Abubakar Ba'asyir was arrested for non-recognition of the Indonesian national ideology Pancasila which promotes religious pluralism, and refusal of his school to salute the Indonesian flag which signified Bashir's refusal to recognise the authority of a secular Indonesian state.

In 1985 Ba'asyir fled to Malaysia where he lived in exile, and returned to Indonesia after Suharto stepped down from power in 1998. 

In 2003, he was charged with treason, immigration violations, and providing false documents and statements to the Police. The charges were related to the 2000 Christmas Eve bombings against Christian churches, which killed 18 people. The Court found him not guilty of treason, but was found guilty on the immigration violations. He was sentenced to three years in prison, but the sentence was reduced to 20 months due to his good behavior in the prison.

In 2004, he was arrested by the Police and charged with involvement in the suicide bombing on the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta on August, 2003, which killed 14 people, and in the 2002 Bali suicide bombing, which killed 202 people. The Court found him guilty of conspiracy over the 2002 suicide bombing, but not guilty of charges surrounding the 2003 suicide bombing. He was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment, but was later cut by 4 months and 15 days.  And on 14 June 2006, he was released. 

14 comments:

ZuXuZ said...

Izin kan saya yang Coment Pertama

colson said...

This man - whether he will be sentenced or not- is a real threat to modern, tolerant Indonesia. But since he is the mastermind who himself doesn't factually kill or maim people and is careful not to publicly literally tell others to do so, it will not be easy to put him behind bars- where he ought to be in my opinion.

tips wisata murah said...

wah tiring travel also to the father of this one

Multibrand said...

@ZuXuZ,
Terima kasih atas komentar anda.

@Colson,

Having failed to nail him down several times in the past, the prosecutors should have prepared their current indictment properly.

If they fail again this time, not only them who would be disgraced but also the government.

Multibrand said...

Tips Wisata Murah,
This is an interesting trial.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

yang katanya sidang dakwaannya diawasi snaper itu heboh bangett. aku baca di yahoo

sawali tuhusetya said...

semoga hakim bener2 adil dalam menangani kasus abu bakar ba'asyir ini. jangan sampai karena tekanan, lantas mencederai rasa keadilan.

Boku no Blog said...

Kunjungan tuk saling share dan silaturahmi

DS. Utomo said...

Mas Harry, I'm waiting for your tsunami news in Japan. Let's pray for Japan and the whole world, too !

Multibrand said...

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Memang sidangnya banyak diramaikan oleh pendukungnya, dan petugas keamanan.

@Sawali,
Semoga demikian.

@Boku No Blog,
Terima kasih.

@Utomo,
Belum sempat pak. Terima kasih atas sarannya.

attayaya_udin said...

semoga kebenaran dan keadilan dapat ditegakkan

Multibrand said...

Attayaya_Udin,
Semoga pengadilan memutuskan yang terbaik bagi bangsa dan negara kita.

dee said...

Hi Harry Nizam! Let's prays for Japan

yayack said...

semoga yang di tuduhkan banyak pihak bahwa ini adalah titipan amerika tidak benar adanya!!!