Indonesian court rejects radical cleric's appeal

August 4, 2016 8:51 AM

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a radical Islamic cleric who was convicted of funding a terror training camp.

Abu Bakar Bashir, known as the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah militants, had sought a judicial review of his 2011 conviction that sentenced him to 15 years in prison for his role in the camp in Aceh province. A higher court later cut the sentence to nine years.

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