» 08/11/2011, 00.00
INDONESIA – PAKISTAN
Umar Patek, mastermind of the Bali massacre and several church bombings, is extradited
Pakistan has handed over the Muslim extremist, author of the 2000 Christmas Eve bombings. His transfer has been expected for months. Now he is being held in the headquarters of Special Forces in Depok, West Java. He is cooperating, according to police, but the truthfulness of what he is saying must still be checked.
Anger and confusion among Bali victims' families after Umar Patek sentenced to 20 years
Yesterday, the West Jakarta District Court convicted the mastermind of the 2002 attack that killed more than 200 people. Legal experts blame the public prosecutor for the lenient sentence. Relatives are upset by the "disappointing" verdict, which does not serve justice. Defence lawyers will decide whether to launch an appeal to reduce the sentence.
24/09/2013 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Peshawar: as Christians protest against violence, prayer held in the church where massacre took place
A religious service is held at the All Saints Church to remember the victims. Across the country, protests are held against the Islamist attacks. Muslim leaders express solidarity, but the religious minority wants justice. Catholic leaders appeal for calm and non-violence.
East Java's Christian churches threatened again
Meanwhile, the police have revealed a Jemaah Islamiyah master plan, which earmarks Indonesia and Malaysia as "fund-raising" areas and the Philippines as a zone for terrorist "exercises".
Azahari bin Husin, one of the most dangerous men in South-East Asia, is dead
Indonesian police chief confirms the information. He allegedly blew himself up trying to escape from the police. He was thought to have been involved in the deadliest suicide attacks in Indonesia.
Five wanted in connection with Bali bombings
Bali's Hindu community mourns the victims. Head of Tourism Board says situation is different from 2002; people are reacting well.
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