Indonesian militant linked to Bali bombings given 15 year jail term

Aris Sumarsono, better known as Zulkarnaen, was a former military commander in Jemaah Islamiah (JI)

Indonesian militant linked to Bali bombings given 15 year jail term

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Jakarta, January 19

 A prominent Indonesian militant linked to the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people in the resort island has been sentenced 15 years in prison, a judge at a Jakarta court ruled on Wednesday.

Aris Sumarsono, better known as Zulkarnaen, was a former military commander in Jemaah Islamiah (JI), a Southeast Asian jihadist network with ties to al Qaeda. The 58-year-old had been on the run for almost two decades after being named a suspect in the Bali attacks. Reuters

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