IS-linked militant jailed for seven years in Indonesia
The judge said it had been proven that Zainal Anshori ‘committed a criminal act of terrorism’.
A court has sentenced the leader of an Islamic State group-affiliated militant network in Indonesia to seven years in prison for involvement in smuggling guns from the southern Philippines.
It had been proven that Zainal Anshori “committed a criminal act of terrorism”, Presiding Judge Siti Jamzanah said at East Jakarta District Court on Monday.
She said Anshori had travelled to a town in Sulawesi closest to the Indonesian border with the southern Philippines to collect a cache of weapons.
Court documents said he also attempted to set up a jihadist training camp.
Anshori was arrested in April, sparking a reprisal attack against police which ended with six militants being killed in a gun battle.
The network he led, Jamaah Anshorut Daulah, is believed to have been responsible for a 2016 attack in Jakarta that killed eight people including the four attackers.