Indonesian terrorists receive the death penalty for deadly riots

Jakarta, Indonesia

An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced six terrorists to death for killing five police officers in a 2018 riot at a detention center.

A judge in the case said the prosecution had attempted the death penalty.

“All the defendants accepted [the death penalty] and not appeal, “the judge, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking with the media, told Anadolu Agency.

He said the panel of judges considered the behavior of the defendants in the riot to be “sadistic,” which resulted in the deaths of five police officers.

The riot broke out in a high-security prison outside the capital Jakarta in 2018.

The inmates took six officers hostage and then killed five of them. Four other police officers were also injured.

According to the police, the rioting was triggered by a dispute over food.

* Written by Rhany Chairunissa Rufinaldo with the Indonesian language service Anadolu Agency in Jakarta

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