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Prison warden faces jail in trial for giving laptop to Bali bomber

(AFP) A prison warden should be jailed for giving a convicted Bali bomber a laptop that allowed him to contact fellow Muslim militants from his cell on death row, an Indonesian court heard Monday. 

Benny Irawan, alias Abu Hanafi, on trial for supplying Imam Samudra with the computer, should be jailed for 11 years, a prosecutor told the court. 

“From the testimony of the witnesses and the evidence, it is clear that the defendant handed a laptop to Imam Samudra through the air ventilation hole at the jail,” prosecutor Didik Joko told judges hearing the case. 

“The defendant also gave cables and an adaptor so that the terrorist could communicate through the cyberworld,” Joko was quoted by Detikcom online news portal saying. 

The court has heard that Samudra — sentenced to death over his key role in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people — used the laptop to keep in contact with other Muslim militants. 

The warden allegedly received a package containing the laptop in May 2005 while he worked at Bali’s Kerobokan jail. He wrapped it in old newspapers and gave to Samudra in his cell later the same day. 

The indictment has said Samudra had sent money to Agung Setyadi, who is being tried separately, to buy the laptop and send it to Irawan in Bali.  

Setyadi and another man, Agung Prabowo, are both accused of creating a terrorism website, with tips on attacking foreigners, on the orders of Samudra. 

The website was active from June to October 2005. 

Irawan’s trial in the district court in Semarang in Central Java has been adjourned for a week, ElShinta radio said. 

Samudra and fellow Bali bombers Amrozi and Ali Ghufron, alias Mukhlas, are all on death row. 

All three were moved to a high security island jail off the southern coast of Central Java in October 2005, with the authorities citing security reasons. 

Both the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings and a series other attacks have been blamed on the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah regional terrorist network.


May 21, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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