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Southeast Asia
Indonesian Fugitive Helpers Sentenced
An Indonesian court Monday sentenced a man to four years in jail for hiding two fugitives involved in last year's Bali bombings. Muhajir bin Amin was found guilty of sheltering Ali Imron and Mubarok, who goes by a single name, at a remote prawn farm on the eastern coast of Kalimantan island. The men, both of whom have been sentenced to life in prison for planning and carrying out the Bali blasts, were working at the farm when they were arrested in January. They were believed to be waiting for a chance to escape to nearby Malaysia. Judge I Putu Widnya ruled that Amin knew that both men were wanted in the Oct. 12 blasts. The blasts have been blamed on the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group. Amin said he did not know the men were fugitives and would appeal the verdict. He is the 29th person to be convicted in the blasts. Three militants have been sentenced to death. Others have been sentenced to between three and 16 years for sheltering accomplices, hosting meetings and providing funds for the attack. Trials of at least six other suspects are scheduled to start soon.
Enjoy your time in jug, Muhajir.
Posted by:Fred Pruitt

#2  The Bin Laden family operated (and still may operate) large shrimp farms in Malaysia.

If true, this is really weird - like pork, shrimp are haram (or unclean) based on my limited knowledge of Islam. This is a lot like a Muslim being a pig farmer. I've also heard the rumor about al Qaeda operating shrimp farms, but in Malaysia rather than Indonesia.
Posted by: Zhang Fei   2003-10-20 5:12:19 PM  

#1  Interesting. The Bin Laden family operated (and still may operate) large shrimp farms in Malaysia.
Posted by: Anonymous   2003-10-20 12:22:42 PM