Abu Bakar Ba'asyir Released from Prison

    Rizky Dewantara - 08 January 2021 11:34 WIB
    Abu Bakar Ba'asyir Released from Prison
    Abu Bakar Ba'asyir will stay at his home in Central Java (Photo: Medcom.di/Rizky Dewantara)
    Jakarta: Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir has been officially released from Gunung Sindur Prison in Bogor, West Java province on Friday after serving his jail term.

    Ba'asyir two sons, Abdul Rosyid Ba'asyir dan Abdul Rahim Ba'asyir, welcomed the convict when he was released at around 05.00 Western Indonesia Time (WIB).

    "My mother and other relatives did not go to prison," said Abdul Rahim.

    According to him, the 82-year-old cleric is healthy and will stay at his home in Sukoharjo, Central Java province.

    "We are still on the way to Sukoharjo," he stated.

    Ba'asyir is widely known as the spiritual leader of Jamaah Islamiyah (JI), a Southeast Asian militant terror group.

    Following the JI-perpetrated Bali Bombings in 2002, it was added to the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 as a terrorist group.

    Although Ba'asyir was linked to the Bali Bombings, he was never convicted for the bombings and denied the ties.

    In 2011, he was imprisoned for 15 years for his links to a militant training camp in Aceh province.

    After receiving periodic reductions in his jail term, the controversial cleric served around 10 years in prison.


    (WAH)

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