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Indonesia: Court convicts four for 2005 Bali bombings

In September, an Indonesian court reportedly convicted four men for their involvement in the triple suicide bombings in Bali in October 2005, which killed 20 people and injured nearly 200. The Government has blamed the group Jemaah Islamiyah for the 2005 and 2002 bombings on the island.

Indonesia: President says military to be given counter-terrorism powers

Following the October bombings in Bali, President Yudhoyono said he will give the military the power to carry out counter-terrorism operations. The Government has also proposed new legislation that would allow the police to detain a person without charge for more than seven days and would give greater powers to the intelligence services to prevent […]

Indonesian Justice Minister Announces Amendments to Anti-Terror Law

Indonesia’s Minister for Justice and Human Rights announced that the Government has drafted amendments to controversial Law Number 16 (2003) on the elimination of terrorism. The law will be amended to make membership in a terrorist organisation a punishable offence, regardless of whether the person was involved in a terrorist attack. Furthermore, under the new […]

Indonesia: Anti-Terror Law Cannot Be Applied Retroactively

The Indonesian Constitutional Court ruled on 23 July that an anti-terror law cannot be applied retroactively to convict a suspected accomplice of the 2002 Bali bombing. The judges relied on the Indonesian Constitution that guarantees “the right not to be tried under a law with retrospective effect”. The law also authorised the death penalty and […]

Attacks on Justice 2002: Indonesia

The process of legal and judicial reform, which began in May 1998, has stalled somewhat during the recent period of political upheaval. However, the Constitution has been amended to limit the power of the President and in favour of greater parliamentary control. (more…)

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