The coddling of Indonesian jihad mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir by Indonesian authorities, and their cutting of various sentences he has received, has been a recurring theme at Jihad Watch since the beginning. Here is a story from December 2003; and here is today’s, from ABCNews, with thanks to JE:
Jemaah Islamiah’s jailed spiritual leader, Abu Bakar Bashir, appears likely to receive another remission on his jail term within days.
A Indonesian Government spokesman says proposed law changes to stop sentence reductions in terrorism related cases will not be completed before the next round of remissions falls due.
Bashir’s lawyers say they expect a 30-day cut in his jail term.
Bashir, who was sentenced to two and a half years jail in relation to the 2002 Bali bombings, received a remission earlier this year to mark Indonesia’s independence day.