Thai court jails Iranian pair over botched Bangkok bomb plot
BANGKOK (AFP) - Two Iranian men were sentenced to between 15 years and life on Thursday for their parts in a botched bomb plot last year in Bangkok that ended with one of them having his legs blown off.
Saeid Moradi, 29, who lost his limbs as he hurled an explosive device at police, was found guilty on charges including attempted murder and handed a life term by the Bangkok Southern Criminal court.
A judge said the court found him "guilty of carrying explosives in public, using explosives to attempt to kill officials and using explosives which caused the destruction of property".
A second defendant, Mohammad Khazaei, 43, was given a 15 year jail term for possession of explosives.