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Five men have been charged for supplying weapons to Islamist militants in a training camp in Aceh that was raided in February. Two police officers supplied weapons and ammunition through a businessman to Sofyan Tsauri, a terrorist suspect and former police officer. They face the death penalty. A suspected Jemaah Islamiyah member has been released after being held eight years without trial.
Islamists supporters of the radical al-Qaeda-linked cleric Abu Bakar Bashir have launched an extensive online campaign to clear his name and free him. Radical supporters have launched a website and a Facebook page, and hacked private companies that have accompanied protests in Jakarta. Bashir could face the death penalty if convicted for setting up a terror cell planning to execute a Mumbai-style attack in Jakarta.
Twenty-one alleged Islamist militants belonging to a cell called "al Qaeda in Aceh" have gone on trial for planning to murder foreign aid workers, possessing illegal fire arms, providing and housing terrorists, and planning attacks; the defendants could face the death penalty. Over 100 members of the cell were killed or arrested by Indonesian forces in February when their training camp was discovered in northern Sumatra.
Jemaah Islamiyah founder and spiritual leader Abu Bakar Bashir has been charged with violating the anti-terrorism law. Police claim to have a solid case against Bashir for his support of an al Qaeda cell in Aceh.
Indonesian authorities have arrested the radical preacher Abu Bakir Bashir for links to the terrorist camp dismantled in Aceh in February. Bashir is the spiritual leader of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group. He is suspected of leading the radical Islamist group, Jema'ah Ansharut Tauhid.
Indonesian anti-terror authorities have arrested two suspected terrorists in the town of Sukabumi in West Java. The anti-terror squad, Detachment 88, apprehended the men after they left an Internet cafe and were near their rented house. The suspects reportedly have links to a terror group based in Lampung, Sumatra.
More than 500 members of the Deobandi Islamic Defenders Front attacked an Ahmadiyah sect mosque in West Java. A court sentenced Putri Munawaroh to three years in jail for sheltering slain Jemaah Islamiyah and al Qaeda leader Mohammed Noordin Top.
Documents obtained from a slain Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist and interrogations of Abdullah Sunata have revealed that the al Qaeda-linked group had planned to attack Singapore's subway system. A map of Singapore's subway system found on the body of JI operative Ahmad Maulana had red markings and arrows identifying one targeted station. Jemaah Islamiyah was planning to carry out the attack with the support of cells in Singapore and Malaysia.
Detachment 88, the Indonesian anti-terror squad, has arrested two men connected to Jemaah Islamiyah in West and Central Java. One suspect, Mu™arifin, who was arrested in a mosque, was connected to the hotel bombings in Jakarta in July 2009 and the killing of police officers. The other suspect, Warsito, had known of the whereabouts of Dulmatin and supported the terror group's training in Aceh.
Mohammad Isa, a senior Al Qaeda operative, was captured by Indonesian authorities along with 10 other illegal immigrants from Afghanistan in northern Sumatra. Isa was posing as an asylum seeker with other immigrants to reach Australia. He is being held in an Australian-built detention center on Bintan island, near Singapore.