Top terrorist's father-in-law goes on trial in Indonesia

17:04, June 24, 2010      

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An Indonesian court on Thursday tried the father-in-law of slain terrorist leader in the country Noordin Mohammad Top for allegedly assisting terrorist acts.

Baharudin Latif alias Baridin, 55, was accused of helping hide his son-in-law and gave financial assistance for terrorist acts.

He is charged under the anti-terror law and faces 15-20 years imprisonment should he be found guilty.

"The defendant deliberately gave assistance by hiding terrorists and provide financial assistance," prosecutor Firmansyah told the court season at the south Jakarta district court.

Noordin had been the most wanted terrorist suspect in Southeast Asia and he coordinated terrorist acts and conducted recruitment. He was killed by police in September last year.

Noordin led the regional militant network of Jemaah Islamiyah.

The prosecutor said that Latif has been a member of the Jemaah Islamiyah since 1995, reported.

Indonesia has brought dozens of terrorist suspects to justice after the country was attacked by militants in a series of major terrorist attacks, starting from 2000.

Source: Xinhua


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