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Man jailed over Marriott bombing

A second Muslim militant has been sentenced in Indonesia over the bombing of Jakarta’s Marriott hotel last August, which killed 12 people. Mohammed Rais was found guilty of transporting chemicals used in the attack and jailed for seven years. Rais, who had denied knowing what the explosives were for, was cleared of being a main player in the bombing. He was impassive as the verdict was read out and later said he would consider whether to appeal. Judge Yohannes Binti told the South Jakarta district court that Rais had been “proven to have legally and convincingly provided assistance for a crime of terrorism”. Prosecutors had sought a 10-year jail sentence for Rais. Rais had admitted to transporting explosives from Sumatra to Jakarta after a request from his brother-in-law, fugitive Malaysian terrorism suspect Noordin Mohammad Top. But he denied knowing what the chemicals would be used for. Full Story

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