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A Muslim mob rampaged in Java after a court passed down a five year sentence to a Christian accused of insulting Islam. The mob torched two churches and stormed the courthouse.
Detachment 88, Indonesia's counterterrorism unit, detained Roki Aprisdianto during a raid in the village of Waru in Central Java. Aprisdianto is accused of being a member of a "terrorist groupterrorist group from Sleman, Klaten and Sukoharjo."
A court sentenced seven members of al Qaeda in Aceh to jail terms of up to eight years. The al Qaeda operatives were planning to carry out assassinations and attack Westerners in Mumbai-styled terror attacks in Jakarta.
Police charged Abu Bakar Bashir, Jemaah Islamiyah's spiritual leader, with inciting terrorism due to his involvement with an al Qaeda camp in Aceh. Bashir can receive the death sentence if convicted.
Police arrested wanted Jemaah Islamiyah operative Abu Tholut during a raid at his home in Central Java. Tholut has been involved in multiple bombings in Indonesia, established a training camp in Aceh, and is involved in fundraising and recruiting and training terror cells.
Fadli Sadama, the Jemaah Islamiyah operative detained in Malaysia and deported to Indonesia, was plotting to assassinate Chevron executives and shoot foreign tourists. Sadama is a member of the Indonesian Mujahidin Group and planned on traveling to Thailand to train the Pattani United Liberation Organization.
Indonesian authorities arrested Joko Daryono, alias Thoyib, for his role as treasurer for the terror-sponsor organization Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid. Founded by the radical Islamist cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, JAT is responsible for funding and assisting terror groups based in Aceh.
Radical cleric Eko Budi Wardoyo has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for his roles in the killing of a priest and in a market bombing in Sulawesi that killed 22 people. Wardoyo had provided funding and transport for the perpetrators of both the Sulawesi attacks, all of whom are serving prison sentences.
Indonesian authorities detained a known terror suspect and leader in Aceh after his arrest in Malaysia. Taufik Marzuki, alias Abu Sayyaf, heads the Islamic Defenders Front and Al Qaeda in Pidie, Aceh. He was in Malaysia attempting to acquire weapons and ammunition.