JI leader Abu Bakar Bashir briefly hospitalised because of swollen feet

Condition is result of malfunctioning of the valves in the blood vessels, says doctor

Convicted terrorist Abu Bakar Bashir was briefly hospitalised yesterday after apparently suffering swollen feet.

The sickly 80-year-old radical cleric is currently serving a 15-year jail sentence in Gunung Sindur prison, outside Jakarta, for his role in helping to fund a paramilitary training camp for militants in Aceh.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 30, 2019, with the headline 'Bashir briefly hospitalised because of swollen feet'. Print Edition | Subscribe