An Indonesian court has sentenced an off-duty airline pilot to 14 years' jail for murdering a rights activist.
Munir's death sparked an outcry
The court said Pollycarpus Priyanto poisoned a glass of orange juice served to Munir Thalib during a flight to Amsterdam last September.
Judges said the motivation behind the killing was political, as Munir was a prominent and vocal critic of the government and the military.
Pollycarpus denied any wrongdoing and said he was the victim of a conspiracy.
Correspondents say the case has been seen as an important test of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's administration, and its determination to tackle powerful institutions like the military, who dominated Indonesia's recent past.
"The accused has been found guilty of premeditated murder," said Judge Cicit Sutiarso as he handed down the sentence on Tuesday.
He also said Pollycarpus was guilty of falsifying documents.
But he did not say whether the pilot was acting on higher orders, sparking criticism from Munir's supporters who have long claimed that more senior, intelligence officials were behind the killing.
Earlier this year, independent investigators said they had found indications the country's intelligence agency had been involved, but this evidence was not mentioned by prosecutors.
'Numerous' death threats
Munir's wife said alleged connections between Pollycarpus and the State Intelligence Agency were ignored by the court.
Pollycarpus Priyanto denied all charges against him
"They have to find the mastermind. Pollycarpus played only a small part in this conspiracy," she said.
Pollycarpus himself alleged he has been made a scapegoat. "I reject all the charges and the verdict. I didn't do it," he shouted after the judges read out their verdict.
Munir, who was 38 at the time of his death, was a prominent human rights activist who earned his reputation during the years of the Suharto dictatorship, when he frequently clashed with Indonesia's entrenched interests.
He once said that he had "lost count" of the number of death threats he had received.
His refusal to bow to pressure had earned him iconic status among other dissidents who suffered for their decision to challenge the authorities.
He co-founded a pressure group called Imparsial, dedicated to helping victims of human rights abuses. The group has been consistently critical of Indonesia's lack of legal protection and the country's still-powerful military.
Munir died of arsenic poisoning as he flew to Amsterdam to begin studying for a Master's degree in September 2004.
Prosecutors said Pollycarpus was on board for the first leg of the flight, between Jakarta and Singapore.
They said Pollycarpus gave up his business class seat for Munir, then arranged for a large dose of arsenic to be added to Munir's orange juice.
Pollycarpus left the flight in Singapore, while Munir rang his wife to say he was feeling unwell. Hours later, as the plane approached Amsterdam, he died.