Bali nightclub bombings suspect stands trial(Read article summary)
Umar Patek, accused of building the bomb used in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, was captured in January 2011 and began his trial today in Indonesia.
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The top remaining suspect in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings went on trial today, more than a decade after the attacks brought international attention to Jemaah Islamiyah, a previously overlooked Al Qaeda-linked group operating in Southeast Asia.
Umar Patek, believed to be a member of the group, is accused of building the bombs used in the attacks, which killed 202 people. He was captured in January 2011, in Abbottabad, Pakistan – the same town where Osama bin Laden was hiding when he was captured and killed by the US – and extradited from Pakistan in August. He began trial today in Jakarta.