2 Iranians sentenced to jail for botched bomb plot against Israelis in Thailand

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 22, 2013 08:46
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An Iranian man who lost his legs in a botched bomb plot targeting Israeli interests in Thailand in February 2012 was sentenced to life in prison in a Bangkok criminal court on Thursday, AFP reported.

Saeid Moradi received a life sentence for throwing an explosive device at police, while a second Iranian, Mohammad Khazaei, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of explosives.

Three bombs went off in Bangkok on Feb. 14. The first was apparently an accidental blast at a house that the two Iranians shared with an additional suspect. Another bomb was thrown at a taxi and a third blew off the leg of Moradi before he was arrested by police. Khazaei was arrested at Bangkok's main airport trying to flee the country.

The previous day in the Delhi, India, a bomber traveling by motorcycle attached an explosive device to the car of an Israeli diplomat's wife, wounding her. That attack came hours after an attempt to bomb an Israeli embassy car in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Following the attacks, Thai security authorities announced that they had discovered a “direct connection” linking the attacks against Israeli diplomats in Georgia and India with the Iranian terrorist cell apprehended in Bangkok.


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