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Militant jailed for Jakarta bomb
Syaiful Bahri looks out of his cell prior to the start of his trial at a court in Jakarta, 22 September 2005.
Bahri is the sixth person to be convicted for the attack
An Indonesian court has sentenced the last of six militants to stand trial for a bomb attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta in September 2004.

Syaiful Bahri was jailed for 10 years, after being found guilty of helping to prepare the bomb used in the attack.

The explosion, which killed 11 people including the suicide bomber, has been blamed on regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI).

Bahri was the sixth person to be convicted in connection with the blast.

Two of the others - Ahmad Hasan and Iwan Darmawan (also known as Rois) - have been sentenced to death, while the remaining three are serving substantial jail terms.

Judge Sucahyo Padmo said Bahri was "convincingly and legally" proven guilty of providing assistance to the main masterminds of the attack, by finding them accommodation and buying the chemicals used to make the bomb.

The verdict was met with shouts of "God is great" by Bahri's supporters in the South Jakarta District Court.

Police believe the main organisers of the attack were two Malaysians, Azahari Husin and Noordin Mohamed Top, who are still on the run.

Both men are believed to belong to the militant Muslim group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), and Azahari Husin has also been accused of masterminding the 2003 Bali bombings.

JI, which has often been linked to al-Qaeda, is believed to control a network stretching across Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Its principal goals are the establishment of Islamic governments across the region, followed by the formation of a unified South East Asian Islamic state.

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