The mastermind behind the 1st bombing in Bali, Umar Patek, is facing death
penalty under multiple terrorism charges. He is also accused of being involved
in other terrorist attacks.
The West Jakarta District Court on Monday, Feb 13, found Umar Patek along with
Herry Kuncoro and Hasan Nur made an entrance to Indonesia by carrying firearms
and explosives for terrorist purposes.
“They made their way to Indonesia to deliver, control, carry, possess, and use
firearms or ammunitions or dangerous explosives for terrorist purposes,” said a
Umar Patek then left the country after being involved in Bali bombing on Oct
12, 2002. 192 people were killed in the attacks. The bombing also destroyed
Paddy’s Club, Sari Club as well as other 422 buildings and public facilities.
Moreover, Umar Patek is also accused of forging documents as he had given false
information on his passport in East Jakarta’s Immigration Office along with his
wife, Ruqayyah binti Husen Luceno.
The prosecutor also mentioned that Umar Patek was also involved in a series of
terrorist attacks which had targeted a number of churches, such as: Katedral;
Kanisius; Oikumene; Santo Yosep; Koinonia; and Anglikan.
“He is facing death penalty,” said prosecutor, Iwan Setiawan.
“We will file an objection, Your Honor,” said Umar Patek through his Defense
Attorney, Asrudin Anjani.
The Chief of Justice of West Jakarta District Court, Lexsy Mamoto, will resume
the trial on Feb 20, 2012.
(soruce: Viva News)