Bali bomber Ali Imron has testified against one of his colleagues, Umar Patek,
who faces the death penalty for his role in the 2002 terrorist attacks.
Imron played a key role in the Bali bombings. He showed the suicide bombers how
to arm their devices, drove the van packed with explosives part of the way to
the Sari Club and detonated a bomb outside the US consulate.
But he has now provided key evidence against other members of the cell.
Today he testified to seeing Patek at the safe house in Bali where other
members including the notorious bomb-maker Dr Azhari were mixing chemicals for
However Imron agreed with Patek's lawyers that he played a lesser role than
other cell members who have since avoided the death penalty and been sentenced
to life in prison instead.
Patek claims he had argued against attacking in Bali, because by his reading of
Islamic law such attacks are only allowed in a war zone.
When he was told the issue had already been decided he allegedly continued with
For most of the hearing Patek watched on as Imron testified against him.
At times, Imron joked with the judges about mistakes made during the
preparation for the attack and when he finished his evidence he and Patek
embraced before going their separate ways.