Indonesian militant sentenced to 15 years in Christian killings

October 4, 2007 14:30


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An Islamic militant was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for opening fire on a boat in which two Christians were wounded in eastern Indonesia in 2005. Judges said Sulthon Qolbi was a member of Kompak, an Islamic militant group that took part in fighting between Christians and Muslims in the eastern Maluku island chain between 1999 and 2002. The group kept up occasional attacks against Christian targets after the war ended. Qolbi was found guilty of violating the country's anti-terror laws for taking part in the attack on the passenger boat off Buru island in February 2005. He and several other militants opened fire on the boat with automatic weapons.

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