Trial For 2002 Bali Bombing Suspect Begins
The trial for the man suspected of plotting the 2002 Bali nightclub blasts that killed 202 people opened Monday in Jakarta.
Umar Patek is suspected to have made the explosives used in that attack, and is also believed to have been behind the 2000 Jakarta Christmas Eve church attacks that killed 19.
Nicknamed "Demolition Man," Patek left Bali prior to the 2002 nightclub attacks, and was picked up by authorities in January 2011 in Pakistani town of Abbottabad, where Osama bin Laden was found and killed later that year.
"The BBC's Karishma Vaswani in Jakarta says the trial is expected to go on for months, with a verdict likely to be delivered at the end of May or early June."
If convicted, Patek could face the death penality.
Three others were caught, tried and executed after the Bali attacks.