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Indonesian court acquits Saudi man of terrorism charges

Other News Materials 28 June 2010 14:32
An Indonesian court on Monday acquitted a Saudi Arabian national of terrorism charges but sentenced him to 18 months in prison for immigration offenses.
Indonesian court acquits Saudi man of terrorism charges

An Indonesian court on Monday acquitted a Saudi Arabian national of terrorism charges but sentenced him to 18 months in prison for immigration offenses, DPA reported.

Prosecutors accused Ali Khelaiw Ali Abdullah, a 55-year-old retired teacher, of abetting the bombings in July at Jakarta's Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels by lending money to one of the the attackers.

But judges at the South Jakarta district court said the charge could not be proven and accepted the defendant's argument that he gave money to a businessman to start an Internet cafe.

The court did find the man guilty of violating his visa terms.

The hotel attacks killed nine people, including two suicide bombers, and injured more than 50 others.

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