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(From The Jakarta Post)
Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, who is serving his sentence at Cipinang Penitentiary, Central Jakarta, is likely to walk free next month following the Supreme Court's reduction of his three-year sentence to a retroactive 18-month term.
The reduction is effective immediately.
"The Supreme Court decided that the verdicts from the lower courts were flawed, as the law was not properly applied," Central Jakarta District Court bailiff Ridwan quoted from the 93-page verdict.
The Supreme Court also annulled a high court ruling that said Ba'asyir and cleric Abdullah Sungkar had set up regional terror organization Jamaah Islamiyah (JI). …