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Lawyers for firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir have accused Australia of hypocrisy as they lodged an appeal against his 30-month sentence for being part of the "evil conspiracy" behind the Bali bombings.
Filing an appeal with the Jakarta High Court, one of Bashir's legal team. Wirawan Adnan. said Australian protests about the short sentence given to the 66-year-old last week were interfering in Indonesia's legal system.
"It's more than interference in fact. It's intervention," he told AAP.
"Australia talks to us about democracy, but this is nowhere near democracy."
A Jakarta court last week sentenced Bashir for his involvement in an "evil conspiracy" that led to the Bali bombings, but cleared him on charges of planning or inciting terrorist attacks.