Mastermind of Myanmar embassy bombing plot gets 7.5 years in jail
SIGIT Indrajit, the ringleader of a failed plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta last May, has been sentenced to seven and a half years behind bars.
His verdict, handed down by the South Jakarta District Court on Tuesday, was six months short of the eight years prosecutors had sought.
"He is proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt of committing an act of terrorism," presiding judge Hariono said, adding that Sigit, 23, had committed an "evil" conspiracy involving the misuse of explosives.
The militant showed no remorse for his actions. Speaking to The Straits times from his lock-up shortly before he was sentenced, Sigit said: "What we did was to remind the Myanmar government about the injustice that they did."