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Indonesia court sentences fourth Bali bomber to 18 years for role in 2005 attacks

[JURIST] A court in Indonesia [JURIST news archive] Thursday convicted a fourth man of being involved in the October 2005 bombings [BBC report] of three restaurants in Bali which killed 26 civilians and injured over 100 people. The Denpasar district court sentenced Anif Solchanudin to 15 years in prison for his role in helping to plan the attacks. The former cell phone salesman admitted during the trial that he had been interested in becoming a suicide bomber, but denied that he had any information regarding the bombings before they occurred.

Earlier this month, the same court sentenced Islamic militants Dwi Widiarto [JURIST report] to 18 years in prison and Abdul Aziz [JURIST report] to eight years for their involvement in the bombings. Another militant, Mohammad Cholily, was sentenced to 18 years for supplying equipment for the attacks. The four men charged in the bombings were eligible for the death penalty, but prosecutors sought prison sentences [JURIST report] instead. BBC News has more; VOA News has additional coverage.

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