Court rejects Ba’asyir’s

Tribunnews/Dany Permana

The Supreme Court  has rejected the appeal of Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, upholding a lower court’s 15-year sentence on the firebrand cleric for running a terrorist training camp in Aceh.

“The court rejects the appeal by Abu Bakar Ba’asyir,” justice Djoko Sarwoko said as quoted by court spokesperson Ridwan Mansyur in Jakarta, kompas.com reported on Monday.

The Supreme Court also annulled the nine-year prison sentence for Ba’asyir handed down by the Jakarta High Court in October and reinstated the South Jakarta District Court’s original 15-year sentence.

“Reinstating a verdict by the South Jakarta District Court shows that Abu Bakar Ba’asyir is proven to have been involved in terrorism,” Ridwan added.

The panel of Supreme Court ruling on the appeal included Djoko as lead judge, Mansyur Kertayasa and Andi Samsan Nganro.

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