Indonesia cuts terrorist's prison sentence

AP News
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 6:48 AM
Indonesia cuts terrorist's prison sentence

Indonesia says it has shaved two months off the five-year prison sentence of a convicted terrorist who was added this week to a U.S. blacklist.

Each Independence Day, Indonesia reduces sentences of inmates who have completed at least a third of their time. This year 53,400 inmates are eligible, including 26-year-old Muhammad Jibriel Abdul Rahman, who calls himself the "Prince of Jihad" on his web site.

Prison official I Wayan Sukerta says Jibriel will get two months off his five-year sentence begun in August 2009. He was convicted of terrorism after authorities said he met with conspirators in 2009 Jakarta hotel bombings that killed seven people.

Jibriel was among five people added Tuesday to a U.S. blacklist of terrorists who face financial sanctions.