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Seven IS supporters sentenced 3 to 5 years

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 10, 2016   /  12:34 pm
Seven IS supporters sentenced 3 to 5 years A police officer escorts Tuah Febriansyah, alias Muchamad Fachry, into a courtroom at the West Jakarta District Court on Tuesday. He was sentenced to five years in prison for spreading hatred through his website. He was also accused of supporting the Islamic State (IS) radical group. (Antara//Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

A police officer escorts Tuah Febriansyah, alias Muchamad Fachry, into a courtroom at the West Jakarta District Court on Tuesday. He was sentenced to five years in prison for spreading hatred through his website. He was also accused of supporting the Islamic State (IS) radical group. (Antara//Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Seven supporters of the Islamic State (IS) radical group were pronounced guilty of terrorist-related activities and sentenced three to five years in prison by the West Jakarta District Court on Tuesday.

The men are Tuah Febriwansyah, alias Muhammad Fachry; Koswara, alias Ibnu Abdullah alias Abu Hanifah alias Abu Kembar alias Jack; Aprimul Hendry, alias Abu Dim alias Mul bin Arifin; Ridwan Sungkar, alias Abu Bilal alias Iwan alias Ewok; Ahmad Junaedi, alias Abu Salman; Abdul Hakim Munabari, alias Abu Imad; and Helmi Muhammad Alamudi, alias Abu Royan.

All seven were pronounced guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of committing acts of terrorism that violated the Terrorism Law, the judges said in their verdict.

The heaviest sentence of five years was handed to Tuah, who was found guilty of spreading hatred and messages of terrorism through his website.

He was also fined Rp 5 million (US$367) or ordered to stay an additional three months in prison. "Alhamdulilah (thank God), I accept the verdict," Tuah told the judges.

Meanwhile, Ridwan and Munabari were sentenced to four years and three years, respectively. Both of them accepted the verdicts.

Helmi was sentenced to three years and six months and fine Rp 100 million or ordered to spend an additional three months in prison. The judges said Helmi facilitated the sending of 39 Indonesians to Syria to join IS.

"The convict has been proven to have facilitated acts of terror,'€ said judge Syahlan, adding that Helmi provided, collected and lent funds for acts of terror.

Abi Sambasi, Helmi's lawyer, said his client had not decided whether he would appeal. He claimed he had done nothing wrong but had simply donated money he earned from his ticket business to an Islamic boarding school. '€œHe had no other motivation,'€ Abi said.

Koswara was sentenced to four years for facilitating Indonesians to go to Syria, while Junaedi and Aprimus were each sentenced to three years in prison. (bbn)(+)

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