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Proponents of Islamic state jailed

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Sat, December 20 2008   /  09:29 am
“AND THIS IS WHY CRIME DOESN’T PAY”: Lawyer Seprandjaya (right) talks to one of 17 Islamic State of Indonesia (NII) activists sentenced to between two-and-a-half and three years in prison for treason, in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. Seprandjaya said he would appeal. (JP/Yuli Tri Suwarni)(right) talks to one of 17 Islamic State of Indonesia (NII) activists sentenced to between two-and-a-half and three years in prison for treason, in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. Seprandjaya said he would appeal. (JP/Yuli Tri Suwarni)

“AND THIS IS WHY CRIME DOESN’T PAY”: Lawyer Seprandjaya (right) talks to one of 17 Islamic State of Indonesia (NII) activists sentenced to between two-and-a-half and three years in prison for treason, in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. Seprandjaya said he would appeal. (JP/Yuli Tri Suwarni) The Bandung District Court has convicted and sentenced 17 alleged members of the Islamic State of Indonesia (NII) to between two-and-a-half and three years in prison for treason.
On Friday, the panel of three judges, hearing 14 dossiers, said the defendants were guilty of violating Article 107, clause 1, of the Criminal Code on treason, and Article 55 on conspiring to commit treason.
Judges Yance Bombing, Joni Santosa and Abdul Moehan said the 17 defendants had caused public disturbance and threatened the integrity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (N...