Jail for the "Prince of Jihad"
Mohammed Jibril Abdurahman.
Mohammed Jibril Abdurahman, an Indonesian publisher and Islamist blogger dubbed
as the "Prince of Jihad" was sentenced to five years in jail for abetting
suicide attacks on two luxury hotels in Jakarta last year.
Jibril publishes extremist literature and owns a militant blog.
He was arrested at his Ar-Rahmah media company weeks after the JW Marriott and
Ritz-Carlton hotel bombings that killed seven people on July 17 last year.
Women robed from head-to-toe in black Islamic dress hurled assaults at the
judges at the sentence - lighter than the seven years sought by prosecutors -
was handed down in the South Jakarta district court.
Jibril, the son of a radical cleric, was convicted of concealing information
about terrorist crimes and falsifying documents, and could have faced a maximum
'He was proven guilty of providing assistance and facilities and concealing
information about terrorist crimes,' chief judge Haryanto said.
He said the accused was polite in court and therefore deserved a lighter
sentence than the one sought by prosecutors.
The bombings ended a four-year hiatus in attacks attributed to Malaysian terror
leader Noordin Mohammed Top, who was killed by police in September.
Source: The Straits Times, Singapore
Published June 29 2010
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