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More Sentences Handed Down in 2005 Bombing Incident

4th in Growing List of Terrorist Convictions Connected to October 2005 Blast Gets 15 Years Behind Bars.

(9/25/2006) A Bali court handed down a 15-year sentence on Thursday, September 14, 2006, to Anif Solachanudin, a 29 year-old accomplice in the October 2005 bombing which claimed 20 lives in Bali.

Trained to be a suicide bomber, Solachanudin was found guilty of involvement in terrorist attacks and for the possession of illegal explosives. The presiding judge in the case handed down a sentence of 15 years, 5 years more than that requested by State prosecutors.

This is the fourth conviction in connection with the 2005 Bali bombing. Convictions already down by the Denpasar courts in connection with the October 2005 terrorist attack include:

o Mohammad Choily, 28, who was given 18 years in prison for providing explosives used to make the bombs.
o Dwi Widiarti, 33, sentenced to 8 years for providing technical expertise in transferring to CD a video made by Malaysian terrorist Noordin M. Top.
o Abdul Aziz, a 30 year-old schoolteacher was sentences to 8 years in prison for creating a website featuring Malaysian terrorists Noordin M. Top and Azahari.


Following the October 2005 attack a massive manhunt resulted in a shootout with police in near Malang on Java in which Azahari was killed. Noordin M. Top remains at large.