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Abu Bakar Bashir

Jemaah Islamiya Commander

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ImportanceVery High
LocationIndonesia
AffiliationJemaah Islamiya1
RoleCommander1
NationalityIndonesian1
Alias(es)Abdus Samad1, Abdus Somad1
Alternate Spelling(s)Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, Abu Bakar Baasyir, Abu Bakr Bashir, Abu Bakr Ba'asyir, Abu Bakr Baasyir
Date of BirthAug. 17, 19381
Place of BirthJombang, East Java, Indonesia1
GenderMale
Charged withConspiracy1
Charging authorityIndonesia
In connection withBali nightclub bombing
Case statusConvicted1
ConvictionsConspiracy1
Sentence30 months imprisonment1
Case resolvedMarch 2005
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Emir of Jemaah Islamiya since the death of Abdullah Sungkar in 1999. The U.S. government says he personally approved JI's various terrorist operations.
  • He denies being a terrorist or leading a terrorist organization.
  • He has called for the destruction of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
  • He was imprisoned and convicted in Indonesia on conspiracy charges, and released in June 2006 after having his sentence reduced. Australia and other nations strongly criticized his release.
  • The U.S. government ordered his assets frozen on April 13, 2006.1
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    Sources
    1 U.S. Treasury Department press release JS-4179, April 13, 2006.
     
     
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