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Bali bombing suspect awaits Indonesian verdict

06-21-2012 16:45 BJT

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A verdict is expected in the trial of Indonesian militant Umar Patek on Thursday.

Patek was accused of involvement in bombings that tore through 2 Bali nightclubs in 2002, killing 202 people.

He is also accused of mixing chemicals for 13 bombs that detonated five churches in Jakarta on Christmas Eve of 2000. That event claimed 15 lives.

Prosecutors have sought a life sentence. The Bali bombs were a watershed moment for Indonesia. It forced the country to confront the presence of Islamist militants on its soil.

Umar Patek is escorted by police officers as he arrives before his trial at
a West Jakarta court June 21, 2012.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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