Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Bali Bombers Get Even Shorter Sentences

Again I'm shocked they aren't already free. Didn't they just have their sentences reduced for Independence Day? The only "short sentence" they truly deserve to receive is "Meet these Australians"

Bali bombers handed shorter sentences

The 10 men convicted of involvement in the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings will have their sentences reduced at the end of Ramadan.

The news comes only a day after the second anniversary of the bombings in which 20 people were killed, including four Australians.

Four of the men convicted in connection with those attacks learnt that they are likely to have their sentences cut by 30 days when Indonesia celebrates the end of Ramadan.

The sentence reduction recommendation came from the Governor of Bali's Kerobokan prison, where Australian drug smugglers Schapelle Corby and the 'Bali nine' are being held.

It was also recommended that six men convicted of robberies to raise money for the 2002 Bali bombings and for sheltering those involved have their sentences reduced by six weeks.

Is there a reason why the death toll from the 2002 bombing is omitted in this report?