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Stepping up deradicalization

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 31, 2018   /  03:54 pm
Stepping up deradicalization Amid the recent terror attacks in Surabaya and Riau and the controversy over revisions to the Terrorism Law, the court trial for terror defendant Aman Abdurrahman is continuing. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

Amid the recent terror attacks in Surabaya and Riau and the controversy over revisions to the Terrorism Law, the court trial for terror defendant Aman Abdurrahman is continuing. Aman is believed to have founded the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) extremist group, and is on trial for terrorist attacks, including those on Jl. MH Thamrin and a Samarinda church in 2016, although he was in prison at the time. He has denied all charges. Aman has already been behind bars for 14 years since he was found guilty for coordinating a 2004 bombing in Depok, for which he was sentenced to seven years in prison, and was found guilty again for funding terrorist group exercises in Aceh in 2010, for which he was sentenced to another seven years. A central figure of the local group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) has labeled him &l...

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