Sentences of 19 Bali Convicts Are Reduced
The Indonesian government reduced prison sentences for 19 people, including the alleged head of a militant group, convicted in the Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.
Abu Bakar Bashir, sentenced to 30 months for his role in the attacks, had his sentence reduced by 4 1/2 months, said Dedi Sutardi, chief warden at Cipinang Prison in Jakarta. Bashir is said to be head of Jemaah Islamiah.
The other 18 prisoners, sentenced to up to 16 years -- were given three-month reductions, officials said. One other inmate was freed but was not identified.
It is an Indonesian tradition to cut jail terms on holidays.