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Court to hand down verdict in Aman Abdurrahman’s terrorism case

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 22, 2018   /   09:20 am
Court to hand down verdict in Aman Abdurrahman’s terrorism case Standing trial: Suspected terrorist Oman Rochman alias Aman Abdurrahman, a defendant in the Thamrin bombing case, attends a hearing at the South Jakarta District Court on May 25. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

Terrorism defendant Aman Abdurrahman is set to undergo a hearing at the South Jakarta District Court on Friday, during which the court’s judge panel will read out its verdict on his terror attack cases.  

Aman’s lawyer Asludin Hatjani said his client was ready to face the court’s ruling. “[His condition is] healthy. I think he [Aman] is ready to face his verdict, whatever it is,” said Asludin as quoted by kompas.com in Jakarta on Thursday.

The police will apply tighter security measures for the hearing. A total of 378 personnel will be dispatched to secure the trial. They comprise fully armed police officers, snipers and K-9 unit officers.

Asludin said Aman’s wife and children had visited the defendant at the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) detention facility in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, prior to his sentencing hearing.

“Three days before Idul Fitri [on last Friday], I, together with his wife and children, visited him there.” Aman spent most of his time joking with his family during the visit.

In a previous hearing, prosecutors sought the death sentence for Aman. They said Aman had been proven guilty of committing a crime by planning and mobilizing other people to carry out terrorist acts.

Five terror acts mobilized by Aman include the Thamrin bombing, a bomb terror threat at HKBP Oikumene Church in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, a suicide bomb attack at Kampung Melayu Terminal in East Jakarta, a terror attack at the North Sumatra Police headquarters and a police shooting in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara.

On the five terror acts, Aman claimed he was not guilty. (ebf)