Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Terror mastermind sees sentence cut

Terrorist Anif Solchanudin has had his sentence cut
Terrorist Anif Solchanudin has had his sentence cut

Dozens of terrorists jailed in Indonesia are being given sentence reductions as part of the country`s Independence Day commemorations.

Anif Solchanudin, who helped plan the 2005 attacks on three crowded restaurants on Bali island which left 20 people dead, is among those to benefit. He said after his arrest that he had no regrets and still hoped one day to die a martyr.

Justice ministry officials said five months had been cut off his 15-year sentence for good behaviour.

At least 20 other convicted militants who have been jailed on the islands of Nusakambangan and Sulawesi have also had their sentences reduced by up to six months. A total of 33 others are awaiting news about proposed remissions.

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