Indonesia seeks jail terms for soldiers accused of storming prison
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking jail sentences of up to 12 years for a dozen soldiers from Indonesia's elite special forces unit accused of storming a prison and fatally shooting four detainees.
State prosecutors told a military court in Yogyakarta on Wednesday that Sgt Ucok Tigor Simbolon, who allegedly carried out the attack, should spend 12 years in prison and that two other soldiers should receive eight to 10 years behind bars.
Prosecutors claim the 12 well-trained soldiers broke into Yogyakarta's Cebongan prison March 23 and killed four men being held on charges of murdering another member of the elite army unit, known as Kopassus.
In separate trials, prosecutors asked the same court to sentence the remaining nine soldiers to between eight months and two years for their roles in the attack.