Southeast Asia | Militant gets death for deadly Jakarta attack arranged from jail

Militant gets death for deadly Jakarta attack arranged from jail

JAD leader Aman Abdurrahman found guilty of directing 2016 gun-and-bomb attack from prison on island south of Java; punishment spurs debate over weak penal system and whether President Widodo will enact the death penalty again

June 27, 2018 2:31 PM (UTC+8)
Armed police escort Aman Abdurrahman, leader of militant outfit Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, a group linked to the Islamic State (ISIS), to a court hearing in Jakarta on May 18, 2018.
Photo: AFP / Bay Ismoyo
Armed police escort Aman Abdurrahman, leader of militant outfit Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, a group linked to the Islamic State (ISIS), to a court hearing in Jakarta on May 18, 2018. Photo: AFP / Bay Ismoyo
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