Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Death sentence demanded for militant

SEMARANG (AP): Prosecutors in Central Java province on Wednesday demanded a suspected militant be sentenced to death for allegedly recruiting terrorists and helping plan last year's bombings onthe resort island of Bali.
Subur Sugiarto is alleged to be a key aide of Noordin Top, a leader of Jamaah Islamiyah (JI), an Islamic militant group accused of five bloody suicide bombings targeting Western interests since 2002, including the 2005 attacks on Bali that killed 20.
Prosecutor Sri Soewarno said Sugiarto was guilty of violating anti-terror laws by joining Noordin in planning the Bali blasts and helping him recruit militants.
Soewarno also said Sugiarto's actions had spoiled the image of Islam.
Under Indonesian law, judges are free to ignore prosecutors' demands when sentencing.
Defense lawyers will respond to the sentence recommendations at the next hearing, scheduled for Nov. 8.
Indonesia has arrested and convicted scores of alleged members of JI in recent years.

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