Skip to comments.Indonesian court gives Umar Patek 20-year term (Builder of Bali Bombing car)
Posted on 06/21/2012 3:18:58 PM PDT by steveo
An Indonesian militant accused of helping to build a massive car bomb used in the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub attacks has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Known as "Demolition Man," Patek is a leading member of the al-Qaida-linked network Jemaah Islamiyah. He was found guilty by the West Jakarta District Court of violating the country's harsh anti-terror law.
In Thursday's ruling, the five-member judge panel also convicted 45-year-old Patek for his role in Jakarta church attacks on Christmas Eve in 2000 that killed 19.
Patek is the last main suspect in the Oct. 12, 2002 Bali resort island attacks that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians and seven Americans.
Patek can appeal the ruling to a higher court.
The picture named by the Post as "smiling assassin". Seeing as the guards in prison are pretty much corrupt he could end up having an accident, or have one night a month out on the town (maybe $150USD bribe). And as far as the country's harsh anti-terror law, smuggle a pound of marijuana into Indonesia you're looking at the same 20-years in prison or death before a firing squad.
The radical FPI wing of Islam in Indonesia is supported by the Saudis. Although their numbers are low compared to the rest of the population, they are based in Aceh (Boxing day tsunami)and seem to hold a power grip on politicians, kind of like the gay lobby does here.