Indonesia prosecutors seek death for cleric accused of planning attacks from jail

Source: Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian prosecutors on Friday sought the death penalty for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who is on trial accused of masterminding a series of attacks, including a deadly 2016 gun and suicide bomb assault in Jakarta, from his jail cell.

Policemen guard Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman inside a courtroom in Jakarta, Indonesia

Policemen guard Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman inside a courtroom in Jakarta, Indonesia May 18, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/via REUTERS

Policemen guard Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman inside a courtroom in Jakarta, Indonesia May 18, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/via REUTERS

Abdurrahman is on trial for “planning and/or mobilizing others to carry out terrorist acts … to create an atmosphere of terror among the public”.

Prosecutor Anita Dewayani told the court that under Indonesia’s anti-terrorism laws the defendant, if found guilty, should face the death sentence.

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