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The act of the accused and his friends, now famous as the Bali Nine, has made a black mark on Bali as a top tourist destination. The sentence for the accused must be equal to his actions The Australian
On March 3, 2005, Bashir was found not guilty of the charges surrounding the 2003 bombing, but guilty of conspiracy over the 2002 attacks in Bali. He was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment. The Australian, US, and many governments expressed its disappointment that the sentence was too short Bashir.
Originally posted by junglejake
However, the wikipedia article doesn't give the name of the judge that presided over the bombing case. We see in America cases where one judge will lay the smack down on a child rapist, while another will give the rapist 3 months of prison. In Bali's defense, it could be that the judge presiding over the bombing case is very lenient, while the judge in the drug case could be very harsh. We don't have enough information, in my opinion, to apply this to Bali as a whole.
Bali blast accomplice gets life sentence
Source: The Jakarta Post, Friday, January 30, 2004
Wahyoe Boediwardhana, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar, Bali
The Denpasar District Court sentenced on Thursday a man to life imprisonment for his role in the devastating Bali blasts that killed 202 people.
Sarjiyo, alias Sawad, alias Zaenal Abidin, was convicted of conspiring, planning and organizing the Oct. 12, 2002 bombings in Bali.
"We find the defendant guilty beyond any reasonable doubt of participating in a criminal act of terrorism," presiding judge Arif Supratmantold the trial of Sarjiyo....continued
Death sentence for Bali bomber Imam Samudra
An Indonesian court has sentenced Islamic militant Imam Samudra to death for organising last October's Bali bombings.
Our South East Asia correspondent, Peter Lloyd, reports from the Denpasar court the panel of five judges took less than six hours to find Samudra guilty of planning an act of terrorism in Bali.
Chief judge Wayan Sagawa announced the death sentence, saying Samudra had been proven guilty of all four charges against him continued
Prosecutors repeat call for death sentence for Bali bomber
Indonesian prosecutors have repeated demands that key Bali bomb suspect Mukhlas face a firing squad, a day after the the organiser of the attack, Imam Samudra, was sentenced to death continued
Samudra was the second Bali bomber to receive a death sentence, after Amrozi on August 7.
Lawyers for both men have said they will appeal the sentences, despite the pair's stated willingness to die as "martyrs"continued
According to Amnesty International’s information, 30 of those sentenced to death have been convicted for drug-related offences, while 19 have been found guilty of murder. Five men are facing death after being convicted of bomb attacks in Bali and Jakarta. Twenty-two of those facing death are foreigners, 20 of whom have been sentenced to death for drug-related offences.
A person who has been sentenced to death in a lower court can appeal to the relevant high court and to the Supreme Court. A person may appeal for clemency only once, except in cases where more than two years have passed since a clemency decision was rejected, in which case a new appeal may be lodged.(2) continued