Picture of Patek at his trial.
|Arrested||January 25, 2011
Porong Detention Center, East Java,Indonesiacharges premeditated mass murder, Conspirarcy to commit terrorism, harbouring information on terriorsm, possession of explosives and firearms and two counts of document fraud
Umar Patek (born 1970) is an Indonesian member of Jemaah Islamiyah who was wanted in the United States, Australia, and Indonesia on terrorism charges. There was a US$1 million reward offered by the Rewards For Justice Program for information leading to his capture. In June 2012 Patek was convicted for his involvement in the 2002 bombings in Bali, Indonesia, which killed 202 people.
Capture and trial
Patek was captured by Pakistani security officials in Abbotabad on 25 January 2011. Indonesian officials reported that Patek had confessed to playing a key role in the 2002 Bali bombings as well as a series of bombings on Christmas Eve in 2000. Ansyaad Mbai, the head of Indonesia's anti-terrorism agency, also told the Associated Press that Patek had "helped lead authorities to bin Laden." In May 2011, Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said that Patek was in Abottabad with his wife with the purpose of meeting bin Laden, but an unnamed U.S. counterterrorism official dismissed this claim as a "coincidence" and told ABC News that the U.S. had no evidence that Patek was attempting to meet with the al-Qaeda leader Dawn.com earlier reported that Patek intended to travel to North Waziristan with two French militants.
On 21 June 2012 an Indonesian court sentenced Patek to 20 years in prison for murder and bomb-making. He was found guilty of all six charges, which included involvement in attacks against churches on Christmas Eve 2000. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty. During the trial Patek apologized to families of victims and maintained that he did nothing more than mix chemicals for the explosives. Patek also stated that his target had always been Israelis and not "Westerners". Stating "I questioned why in Bali? Jihad should be carried out in Palestine instead... Who were the victims, they were Westerners, they weren’t Israelis. In fact many Indonesians were victims. They had no link to Palestine." 
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