After coddling Abu Bakar Bashir, Indonesia shows some genuine resolve. Note also Iwan’s last threat. From AP, with thanks to Scaramouche:
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian militant has been sentenced to death for helping plan and carry out last year’s suicide bombing at the Australian Embassy — the harshest penalty yet over the attack that killed 10 people.
Iwan Darmawan, 30, said Tuesday he would appeal the verdict, which was the latest in a series of tough sentences against militants found guilty of terror attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
“Your punishment will be worse than mine,” Darmawan shouted as he was being led to a prison van.
Presiding Judge Roki Panjaitan said Darmawan surveyed the heavily fortified mission three times before the truck bombing and bought the explosives used in the attack, which killed mostly Indonesian passers-by and guards.
The judge repeated allegations that the attack was funded by al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and was carried out “to avenge the slaughter of Muslims by America and its allies in Iraq.”