» 10/17/2012, 00.00
Poso: missing policemen found dead, fears of new Christian-Muslim violence
The agents were investigating a recent attack against a Christian government official. The bodies, which had stab wounds, were found in a hole near a Muslim extremist training site. A home-made explosive device exploded near a Protestant church.
Men who beheaded three Christian schoolgirls were preparing a hundred more decapitations in Sulawesi
Hasanuddin, the first man to go on trial, masterminded the gruesome crime and now faces the death penalty. In addition to three schoolgirls, he ordered his men to behead at least a hundred Christians in Poso as an act of revenge for Muslims killed in the 1999-2001 sectarian violence.
Sulawesi: Islamic schools used as arms arsenals for terrorists
The police discovered an arsenal of homemade bombs in a madrassah of Poso. The bombs were similar to those found on the scene of attacks in Bali and Jakarta. The authorities believe violence in the area is “orchestrated from Java and Mindanao”.
Two most wanted terrorists arrested in Poso
They are leaders of a group linked to Jemaah Islamiah, responsible for many violent attacks on Christians, including the murder of a female pastor and two Christian students in 2005.
Three men to be tried for Poso beheadings
Charges have been filed against three men for involvement in the murder of three Christian girls in 2005. The court must now decide when the first hearing of their trial will be held.
Indonesians against the instigators of violence
Despite the beheading of three girls in Poso, on the eve of Eid ul-Fitr people want peace, not vengeance from the Sulawesi to the Maluku Islands. Religious leaders call for brotherhood during the celebrations for the end of Ramadan.
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