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Jakarta Post

Antasari behind bars for 18 years

  • Hasyim Widhiarto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 12 2010   /  09:10 am

Smells fishy: Former Corruption Eradication Commission chief Antasari Azhar, accompanied by his daughters Dita (center) and Ajeng, takes his lunch Thursday on the sidelines of his sentencing in a murder trial at South Jakarta District Court. JP/J. AdigunaA court has found former antigraft chief Antasari Azhar guilty of masterminding the murder of businessman Nasruddin Zulkarnaen, dismissing speculation of a political plot during the trial.

He was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday, the same as an earlier verdict given to one of the five hitmen in the same case. The court ruled there were no considerations in favor of  Antasari,  for whom prosecutors had sought the death sentence.    

Earlier the South Jakarta District Court also sentenced three other defendants — Sigid Hermawan Wibisono, Sr. Comr. Williardi Wizard and Jerry Hermawan Lo ...