Indonesia's Ba'asyir rejects 'made-up' charges

Indonesian radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir has rejected terrorism charges against him, as his trial resumed in Jakarta.

He is accused of having helped set up and fund an Islamic militant training camp in Aceh, uncovered last year.

The 72-year old has denied all links to any extremist activity - he maintains he is a spiritual, religious leader and that he has been unfairly accused.

If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Jennifer Pak reports from Jakarta.

  • Published
  • Section
    BBC News