Indonesia seeks 12-year term for militant suspect

Prosecutors are seeking a 12-year jail sentence for one of Indonesia`s top terrorism suspects on charges of helping set up a terrorist training camp.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011, 14:51 PM IST

Jakarta: Prosecutors are seeking a 12-year
jail sentence for one of Indonesia`s top terrorism suspects on
charges of helping set up a terrorist training camp.

State prosecutor Bambang Suharijadi today said in a
sentencing hearing before the West Jakarta District Court that
Abu Tholut was guilty of helping set up a jihadist camp for a
group that plotted attacks on foreigners and assassinations of
the country`s moderate Muslims leaders.

The 50-year-old Tholut is one of more than 120 alleged
members of the "Tanzim al Qaeda in Aceh" group to have been
captured or killed since the camp in westernmost Aceh province
was raided early last year.

He was arrested in December and went on trial in June. The
judges are expected to issue their verdict next month.

PTI