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Indonesian police arrest militant leader

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have arrested the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network linked to al-Qaeda, authorities said, on suspicion of recruiting members and sending them to Syria to train with extremist groups.

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Indonesian police arrest leader of network with al-Qaeda ties

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network linked to al-Qaeda, authorities said on Tuesday, on suspicion of recruiting members and sending them to Syria to train with extremist groups.

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Malaysia on alert over JI leader’s early release

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian pol­ice are monitoring the situation following Indonesia’s announcement that the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings could be freed from prison soon.

Nation

Abu Bakar Bashir to be closely monitored if released from prison, says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir will be closely monitored by Bukit Aman's Counter Terrorism Division if he is released by the Indonesian government, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

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Indonesia now reviewing decision to free Bashir after criticism

Jakarta: Plans to free a radical cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings are under review, Indonesia has said, after the surprise decision drew sharp criticism.

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Indonesia to review early release of cleric linked to Bali bombings

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is reviewing a decision to grant early release to a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings, Abu Bakar Bashir, authorities said, after news of the plan provoked criticism.

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Indonesian cleric to be released

JAKARTA: An Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being released early from a 15-year prison sentence after the country’s president relented on a condition that he renounce radical beliefs, lawyers confirmed.

World

Indonesia to release suspected Bali bomb mastermind Bashir from prison

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia's president said on Friday.

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‘Do not show leniency to cleric’

JAKARTA: Australia urged Indo­nesia against any leniency toward the ideological leader of the Bali bombers as the government considers house arrest or other forms of clemency for the ailing radical cleric who is now in prison.

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Radical cleric hospitalised in Jakarta

JAKARTA: A radical cleric who was the spiritual leader of the Bali bombers and a force behind a militant training camp raided in 2010 has been transferred from prison to a Jakarta hospital.