June 16 - Militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir is sentenced to 15 years in jail by an Indonesian court. Marie-Claire Fennessy reports.
Indonesian militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir is guilty -- the European Court tests found that judge sentenced him to fifteen years in jail on charges that he helped funded group which aimed to kill the country's president. But yeah that's for the defendant -- popular this year has been proven legally -- convincingly. To have committed the crime the court hands out a fifteen year jail since -- This year's lawyer rejected the sentence despite the fact it fell short to the life term prosecutors had been pushing for. Yeah I mean he expects its principle and disagreement. And therefore we -- -- Security team was -- about the courts were over 500 to -- supporters had gathered to watch the verdict. Analysts say Cheney kept telling year old cleric was an important step and he didn't -- government in its tactics to -- kid militant groups. -- -- -- -- --