March 26 - Witnesses testify in the trial of Indonesian militant Umar Patek, accused of involvement in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. Nick Rowlands reports.
Indonesian militant Umar Patek arrives at court in the capital Jakarta. He is accused of involvement in the 2002 Bali nightclubs bombings that killed 202 people, mainly Western tourists. He is also charged with making 13 bombs which detonated at five churches in Jakarta on Christmas Eve 2000 and claimed 15 lives. One witness - already serving 10 years for his part in the 2003 bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta - said he saw Patek enter a house used for bomb-making, but does not know what his exact job was. Other witnesses who testified include the previous owner of the car used to transport the bombs, the man who sold the car, and the step brother of one of the convicted Bali bombers. The Bali bombs were a watershed for Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, forcing the secular state to confront the presence of violent militants on its soil. Nick Rowlands, Reuters.