4 survivors of Bali bombings testify at trial

Published April 5, 2012 7:00AM (EDT)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four foreign victims of the 2002 Bali bombings have testified at the trial of an Indonesian militant accused of building the massive car bomb used in the attacks.

Australians Jason McCartney, Peter Hughes and Stuart Anstee, and American Steven William Cabler, told an Indonesian court how the car and backpack bombs destroyed two nightclubs. It was Asia's worst terror strike and killed 202 people.

Forty-five-year-old Umar Patek is facing a maximum death penalty if found guilty of various terror-related and criminal charges, including the Bali attacks.

Patek is the last alleged key suspect to face justice over the Bali bombings.

Patek's lawyers say he didn't take part in preplanning meetings and was not guilty of premeditated murder.

By Salon Staff

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