Umar Patek, an Indonesian militant convicted in 2012 for the 2002 Bali terrorist attacks, in court during his trial. He could soon be released from prison. File photo: AP
Umar Patek, an Indonesian militant convicted in 2012 for the 2002 Bali terrorist attacks, in court during his trial. He could soon be released from prison. File photo: AP

Bali bomb maker Umar Patek eligible for parole; Indonesia wise to listen to Australia’s objections, analysts say

  • Umar Patek was one of the terrorists convicted for 2002 attack that killed 202 people; he was sentenced to 20 years in 2012 after years on the run
  • He is eligible for parole due to sentence reductions and his help in deradicalisation programme; experts say objections to release ‘relevant’

Umar Patek, an Indonesian militant convicted in 2012 for the 2002 Bali terrorist attacks, in court during his trial. He could soon be released from prison. File photo: AP
Umar Patek, an Indonesian militant convicted in 2012 for the 2002 Bali terrorist attacks, in court during his trial. He could soon be released from prison. File photo: AP
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