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Indonesia to review anti-terror laws with help from Australia

[JURIST] Indonesia [JURIST news archive] has agreed to work on strengthening its anti-terrorism laws with help from Australia, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer [official profile] said Wednesday. Downer made the announcement after meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda in Jakarta. Australia [JURIST news archive] had originally hoped to convince the Indonesian government to ban Jemaah Islamiah [JURIST report], a radical Islamic group reportedly responsible for both the 2002 Bali bombings and the more recent attacks earlier this month [JURIST report]. The two agreed to a compromise in which Australia will send a team of advisors to help Indonesia prepare stiffer anti-terrorism laws similar to those proposed in Australia [JURIST report]. The Melbourne Herald Sun has more.

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