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Bali Bomber Gets 20 Years In Prison

June 22 2012


An Indonesian man charged with building the explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings has been sentenced by a court in West Jakarta to a prison term of 20 years, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Umar Patek, a leader of the Al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiya (JI) group, was one of Asia's most-wanted men before his capture in January 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

On Oct. 12, 2002, two nightclubs packed with foreign tourists in Bali were bombed, killing more than 200 people. Patek...

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