Convicted terrorist who escaped Indonesian prison sent back to jail
JAKARTA (AP) - A convicted terrorist who escaped from jail by disguising himself in a burqa was sent back to prison after an elite anti-terror squad arrested him on a bus on Indonesia's main island of Java, police said on Tuesday.
Roki Aprisdianto was sentenced to six years behind bars in 2011 for masterminding a series of bombings. Last month, he escaped from the Jakarta Police detention center after a group of burqa-clad women came to visit their husbands. He is thought to have put on one of the full-body veils.
National police spokesman Maj. Gen. Suhardi Alius said that Aprisdianto was wearing a burqa when he got onto the bus, but that he later took its veil off.
Members of the anti-terror squad who were on the bus arrested Aprisdianto as the vehicle was leaving a bus station in the East Java town of Madiun for Solo late on Monday.