Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings is to be freed from prison Friday, stirring grief and anger among victims nearly 20 years after Indonesia’s worst terror attack. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, is considered the spiritual leader of militant group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), an Islamist network responsible for the 2002 Bali terror attack that killed more than 200 people, most of them foreign tourists. He is scheduled to leave a prison south of the capital Jakarta, after completing a jail term for helping fund militant training in Aceh province. Originally sentenced to 15 years in 2011, the …

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