22 June 2018Hot off the Press
Aman Abdurrahman, the radical Indonesian cleric behind a 2016 attack on a Starbucks café in Jakarta, was sentenced to death on Friday.
Abdurrahman ordered militants affiliated with Islamic State to carry out attacks, including the Starbucks suicide bombing that left seven dead.
Considered to be Indonesia’s most dangerous terrorist, he formed the group responsible for suicide bombings in Surabaya last month, which were carried out by families, including young children.
Prosecutors have called Abdurrahman a “danger to humanity” and demanded the death penalty, alleging that Abdurrahman is Islamic State’s kingpin in Indonesia.
Several hundred police guarded the courthouse in Jakarta where the verdict was announced on Friday.
This is a developing story.