Umar Patek trial: The legacy of terror

Compiled by Khabar Southeast Asia



Dead bodies line a street on October 14th, 2002, the morning after two bombs exploded in separate nightclubs at Kuta Beach on Indonesia's Bali island. More than 200 people were killed and more than 120 were wounded. Umar Patek, an alleged bomb maker for Jemaah Islamiah now on trial in Jakarta, is the fourth and final suspect in the terror attack. The three other suspects were found guilty and received the death penalty. [Reuters]

Umar Patek is escorted by heavy security as he arrives at Bali police headquarters on October 19th, 2011. As part of their investigation, police took Patek to the site in order to conduct a re-enactment of the 2002 Bali bombings, considered Southeast Asia's worst terrorist attack. [Reuters]

Indonesian policemen check the bodies of those killed in the October 12th nightclub explosion in Kuta on the island of Bali. One of two bombs exploded in the heart of the main Kuta Beach tourist area near the popular Sari nightclub, which suffered the brunt of the damage. The other was detonated at Sanur. More than 200 people were killed. [Reuters]

Indonesian forensic police inspect destruction at the Kuta Beach site on October 13th, 2002. In addition to inflicting mass carnage, the powerful blasts destroyed buildings in the vicinity. [Reuters]

Indonesian forensic policemen walk past destroyed cars near the bombing site. [Reuters]

A policeman guards the Wijayapura harbour entrance in Cilacap on November 3rd, 2008. Cilacap is the nearest town to the prison island of Nusakambangan where the three Bali bombers Amrozi, Imam Samudra, and Mukhlas, also known as Ali Ghufron, were held. [Reuters]

Amrozi (left), Imam Samudra (centre) and Mukhlas (also known as Ali Ghufron) are seen in Nusakambangan prison in this October 1st, 2008 combination photograph. All three extremists were tried and convicted for their involvement in the bombings and executed on November 9th, 2008. [Reuters]

Balinese protest against terrorism during an October 2005 march in Denpasar, Bali. [Reuters]

Children attend a candlelight vigil at the Bali memorial on October 12th, 2005, marking the third anniversary of the 2002 bombings.[Reuters]

An Australian man mourns his relative at the site of the Bali bomb blast. Some 20 Australians and 50 Indonesians from families of the victims participated in a 2006 memorial commemoration, mourning loved ones killed or injured in the terror attack. [Reuters]

Marking the fifth anniversary of the bombings, Indonesians pray in front of a memorial in Kuta for those killed or injured in the attack. Dozens of people placed flowers and pictures of their loved ones at the memorial. [Reuters]

Khusnul Khotimah, a survivor of the 2002 attacks, carries her son after visiting the Bali Bombing Memorial monument during an October 12th, 2008 commemorative service. [Reuters]

Reader Comments

  • Abdul Rhaub January 16, 2013 @ 04:01:12AM

    They are killers!!!!

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