Abu Bakar Bashir is an Indonesian Muslim cleric and leader of the Indonesian Mujahedeen Council (MMI). He was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment at his third trial in June 2011 on charges of planning and encouraging terrorist operations. In August 2014, he publicly pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leader of da’ish, and his declaration of a caliphate. In 2021, Bashir was released from prison and put onto a deradicalisation programme.
Source of Influence: Extremists
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