August 23, 2006
Jakarta, Aug. 23 (AP): Police in Indonesia announced the arrests on
Wednesday of two men accused of using computer technology to aid
terrorists in the world's most populous Muslim nation.
Agung Prabowo, 23, was accused of helping create a Web site that
suggested ways to assassinate foreigners in the capital Jakarta, said
Col. Petrus Reinhard Golose of Indonesia's anti-terror task force.
The other suspect, Agung Seyadi, 31, allegedly bought a computer for
jailed Bali bomber Imam Samudra, who planned to use it to illicitly
collect funds for terrorist attacks, he said.
The men were arrested earlier this month, Golose said, but neither has
been formally charged.
Indonesia has been hit by annual terrorist attacks blamed on regional
terror group Jemaah Islamiyah since the bombings on the resort island
of Bali that killed 202 people, many of them foreign tourists.
Attacks in Jakarta in 2003 and 2004 took at least 21 lives and the
2005 suicide attacks in Bali caused 20 more deaths.
Late last year, authorities discovered a Web site that outlined the
best way to assassinate foreigners in Jakarta, providing tips as to
where they could be found and instructions like ``ensure the target is
killed by shooting him several times in the heart and head.''
The site, which has since been removed, also included hardline Islamic
propaganda and teachings.
Samudra, who is awaiting a death sentence on charges of planning and
carrying out the 2002 Bali attacks, wrote a book in jail, one chapter
of which discussed credit card fraud over the Internet as a way to
fund terror attacks.
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