Cleric's death sentence a relief to his neighbours

Aman Abdurrahman has decided not to appeal against the death sentence, meaning he could face the firing squad soon. Top: The radical cleric's home in Licin village in Sumedang, a two-hour drive from Bandung. His wife and children still live there.
The radical cleric's home in Licin village in Sumedang, a two-hour drive from Bandung. His wife and children still live there.PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, WAHYUDI SOERIAATMADJA
Aman Abdurrahman has decided not to appeal against the death sentence, meaning he could face the firing squad soon. Top: The radical cleric's home in Licin village in Sumedang, a two-hour drive from Bandung. His wife and children still live there.
Aman Abdurrahman has decided not to appeal against the death sentence, meaning he could face the firing squad soon.PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, WAHYUDI SOERIAATMADJA

They feared living in same village as most dangerous terrorist ideologue in Indonesia

Not many of Aman Abdurrahman's neighbours in Licin village in Sumedang, a two-hour drive from Bandung, really liked having him in their midst.

They were relieved after the radical cleric and Indonesia's most dangerous terrorist ideologue, who was behind a series of attacks across the country in the past few years, was sentenced to death recently.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 01, 2018, with the headline 'Cleric's death sentence a relief to his neighbours'. Print Edition | Subscribe