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[27 Februari 2004, 08:41 WIB]

An Indonesian who stored explosives which were later used in the deadly Marriott hotel bombing was jailed for 10 years on Thursday.

Sardona Siliwangi, 23, is the first person to be sentenced for the attack on the Jakarta hotel which killed 12 people last August 5.
Sardona had been "legally and convincingly" proven guilty of an act of terrorism, said Judge Alzamar Sutopo at a court in the town of Bengkulu on Sumatra island.
Prosecutors had recommended a 15-year sentence.
The hotel attack is blamed on the Al-Qaeda-linked Jamaah Islamiyah terror network, which is also accused of the Bali bombings of October 2002 and a string of other attacks.
The judges said Siliwangi stored at his home in Bengkulu six cartons of explosive materials left by Asmar Latin Sani. Latin Sani was the man who drove the van onto the hotel forecourt and died in the suicide attack.
The explosives were later moved to the South Sumatra town of Lubuk Linggau before being taken to Jakarta.
Another man is on trial in Jakarta for his alleged role in the Marriott bombing and several others are due to follow.
(taken from JP - end)
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