Indonesia sentences the leader of Jemaah Islamiyah to seven years in jail
An Indonesian court on Monday sentenced Jemaah Islamiyah leader Para Wijayanto to seven years in jail for planning allegedly terrorism acts.
At a Jakarta court hearing done via videoconference due to coronavirus pandemic, Wijayanto and deputy Budi Trikaryanto were sentenced to seven and six-and-a-half years in jail respectively.
Wijayanto was accused of preparing cadres to go to Syria as well as supporting them financially while on the mission.
Jemaah Islamiyah is a Southeast Asian Islamic group dedicated to the establishment of an Islamic state in Southeast Asia.
Jemaah Islamiyah was added to the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 as a terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda or the Taliban over its alleged role in Bali bombing on 25 October 2002.
Jemaah Islamiyah is a transnational organization with members in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. (ILKHA)