Trials reveal genesis of JAD terror group

Police and soldiers examining the area after an attack outside a church in East Java on May 13. Last Tuesday, an Indonesian court ordered the JAD to be disbanded over the group's involvement in terror attacks across Indonesia, which included the trip
Police and soldiers examining the area after an attack outside a church in East Java on May 13. Last Tuesday, an Indonesian court ordered the JAD to be disbanded over the group’s involvement in terror attacks across Indonesia, which included the triple church bombings in Surabaya. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
In 2014, Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman ordered the formation of JAD while in prison.
As the ranking JAD member in custody, leader Zainal Anshori was in court to answer charges.
As the ranking JAD member in custody, leader Zainal Anshori was in court to answer charges.
In 2014, Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman ordered the formation of JAD while in prison.

Verdicts against group and founder are major scalps in Jakarta's war on terror

Aman Abdurrahman was serving time in Nusakambangan Prison for his role in the setting up of a Jemaah Islamiah (JI) paramilitary training camp in Aceh when he received four visitors.

Few outside the security community in Indonesia paid any attention to the meeting in 2014, two years before visitation rights were limited to an inmate's immediate family.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'Trials reveal genesis of JAD terror group'. Print Edition | Subscribe