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Suspected Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir released from jail in Indonesia – ABC News

Notorious Islamic extremist Abu Bakar Bashir is released from an Indonesian prison and his lawyer says the cleric will continue to teach his Muslim faith for “as…



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Notorious Islamic extremist Abu Bakar Bashir, who is suspected of being a mastermind behind the Bali bombings, has been released from an Indonesian prison.
Key points:

  • Bashir left prison at around 5:30am local time after completing his sentence
  • He was the spiritual leader of the terrorist group behind the 2002 Bali bombings
  • He has denied involvement in the attacks and was jailed over separate offences

Bashir, now 82, was released because his sentence for terror offences expired early due to good behaviour…

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