Terrorists win prison term reductions

Dozens of terrorists jailed in Indonesia are being given sentence reductions as part of the country`s Independence Day commemorations today.

Dozens of terrorists jailed in Indonesia are being given sentence reductions as part of the country's Independence Day commemorations today.

Among them is Anif Solchanudin, who helped plan the 2005 attacks on three crowded restaurants on Bali island which left 20 people dead. He said after his arrest that he had no regrets and still hoped one day to die a martyr.

Justice ministry officials said five months were shaven from his 15-year sentence for good behaviour.

At least 20 other convicted militants who have been jailed on the islands of Nusakambangan and Sulawesi also had their sentences reduced by up to six months.

Thirty-three others are awaiting word about proposed remissions.

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