June 28, 2013
JAKARTA, Indonesia – A court on Thursday (June 27th) sentenced Badri Hartono to ten years in prison for recruiting people to attend militant training camps in Poso, AFP reported.
Prosecutors said Badri, leader of al-Qaeda Indonesia, also offered shelter in 2009 to Noordin Mohammed Top, leader of a violent splinter faction of the radical Jemaah Islamiyah network. Noordin was later killed during a raid.
In addition to recruiting militants, Badri "has been proven legally and convincingly guilty of being involved in testing of explosive materials and militant training", Judge Musa Arif Aini told the court in Jakarta.
The militants planned attacks on security forces, according to prosecutors.