Indonesian prosecutors on Friday demanded death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman.

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—The South Jakarta District Court Judges handed down a death sentence to Oman Rachman alias Aman Abdurrahman alias Abu Sulaiman for being found guilty in the case of Sarinah bombs, Samarinda church bombings, and police stabbings in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara and other terror attacks.

The trial was chaired by Chief Justice Akhmat Zaini with four members Irwan, Ratmoho, Aris Bawono, and Sudjarwanto. “(the court) sentenced the defendant Oman Rochman alias Aman Abdurrahman alias Abu Sulaiman with a death penalty,” said Chief Panel Judges Akhmad Jaini, as he read the verdict.

Abdurrahman is proven to commit terrorism criminality and violate the Article 14 juncto Article 6 of a regulation in lieu of law No. 1/2002 which has been stipulated as Law No. 15/2003 on Eradication of Terrorism as the first primary indictment.

In addition, Abdurrahman also violates the Article 14 Juncto Article 7 of the same law as the two primary charges. The verdicts sent by the judges are the same as the prosecutor.

After hearing the verdict of the judge, Abdurrahman was seen immediately doing a prostration of gratitude. However, he did not give any statement on the death sentence.

Abdurrahman’s lawyer Asludin Hatjani said Abdurrahman’s behavior is an act of refusal to recognize the existence of Indonesian state, including the judiciary.

Hatjani mentioned Abdurrahman before verdict instructed him to push the death execution as soon as possible. However, the lawyers keep persuading Abdurrahman to appeal the death sentence.

Abdurrahman is not the first terrorist convicted to a death sentence. Previously there were three terrorists who were also executed namely Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, Imam Samudra, and Huda bin Abdul Haq alias Mukhlas. All three became the brains of the Bali bombing case that killed hundreds of people. They have been executed in 2008 in Nusakambangan.

In 1991, Indonesia also executes the terrorist namely Azhar ibn Muhammad alias Imran bin Muhammad. Azhar along with four people hijacked Garuda Indonesia flight route Jakarta-Medan. The five who identify themselves as members of the extremist Islamic group of Komando Jihad board from Palembang Airport when the flight transits.

Indonesia has a long list on the terrorist attacks, which had been so far amounted to a total 29 terror attacks from 2000 to the suicidal bombs in Surabaya on May 2018. The worst incident was in the nightclubs in Bali that killed 202 people in 2002.

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