Monday, October 10, 2005

Bounty hunter wanted

Prime Minister John Howard warned Australia would feel a "deep and lasting anger" if Indonesia allowed Abu Bakar Bashir another reduction in his 30-month jail term.

Bashir, the spiritual leader of terror group Jemaah Islamiah, could get an automatic remission early next month, as part of commemorations for the holiday which marks the end of Ramadan.

JI is believed to be responsible for the latest Bali bombings which killed 22 people including four Australians.

Australia will again protest to Indonesia about the possible remission after telling Indonesia in August that it objected to the four-and-a-half month cut to Bashir's two and a half year jail sentence.