Prosecutors said Monday an Indonesian militant known as the “Demolition Man” should spend the rest of his life in prison for helping to build the car bomb used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks. Umar Patek, a leading member of the al-Qaida-linked network Jemaah Islamiyah, is the last key suspect to be tried in the blasts that killed 202 people, thrusting Indonesia onto the frontlines in the war on terror. Many of the victims were foreign tourists, including 88 Australians and seven Americans.
Lead prosecutor Bambang Suharijadi told the West Jakarta District Court the 45-year-old militant should get a life term. He said Patek was guilty of illegal weapons possession, helping and concealing terrorist acts, immigration violations and premeditated murder. A verdict is not expected until next month and judges can ignore the recommendation. Some analysts expect a 20-year sentence, or less.
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