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Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesian Cleric Who Inspired 2002 Bali Bombings Freed from Jail
January 09, 2021

Indonesian Cleric Who Inspired 2002 Bali Bombings Freed from Jail

By Associated Press
Bashir left prison after completing his sentence for funding the training of Islamic militants.

Abu Bakar Bashir and the Renewed Jihadi Threat in Indonesia
January 08, 2021

Abu Bakar Bashir and the Renewed Jihadi Threat in Indonesia

By Bilveer Singh
Could the cleric's release from prison reinvigorate Indonesia's fragmented jihadi movement?
Indonesia to Release Suspected Bali Bombing Mastermind
January 06, 2021

Indonesia to Release Suspected Bali Bombing Mastermind

By Sebastian Strangio
The release of Abu Bakar Bashir coincides with a stiffening of the country's stance against hardline Islamic groups.

Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
January 31, 2019

Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia

By Luke Hunt
While it is no surprise that political calculations are being made ahead of upcoming polls, the incident shows how gambles can backfire.

Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings
January 19, 2019

Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings

By Niniek Karmini
Abu Bakar Bashir, the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, is due to be released next week.

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
September 11, 2014

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence

By Stefanie Kam and Robi Sugara
With ideology spreading via social media, authorities need to consider a ‘soft’ approach as well as traditional tactics.

Bashir Jailed for 15 years
June 17, 2011

Bashir Jailed for 15 years

Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir is handed a 15-year jail term in Indonesia over terrorism-related charges.

How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
December 29, 2010

How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia

Counterterrorism doesn’t get the attention it used to. But recent successes can’t mask the risk it still poses in South-east Asia.

November 28, 2010

Islamic Militancy: Jakarta Hits Back

Indonesia’s Detachment 88 counterterrorism unit has had some big successes this year. But are separatist militants down and out?

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