Abu Bakar Ba'asyir will be released from prison on 14th June, his lawyers say.
Abu Bakar Baasyir
Baasyir was sentenced to two and a half years after having been convicted of some involvement in the 2002 Bali bombings. On the 17th of August 2005 he recieved a remission of four and a half months on his sentence.
14th June is the official date based on the Cipinang prison register.
(14 Juni resmi berdasarkan perhitungan register pihak LP Cipinang.)
said one of the members of the "Tim Pembela Abu Bakar Baasyir" (TPABB), the Abu Bakar Baasyir Defence Team, Achmad Michdan.
Michdan added that Baasyir would immediately return to the Islamic boarding school he founded, Pondok Pesantren Ngruki. He also said that some in Baasyir's camp feared the authorities would find some reason to continue Baasyir's detention. Baasyir's supporters often say that the United States government exerts undue influence in this area.