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Indonesian man gets 7 ½ years in jail for masterminding plot to attack Myanmar Embassy

An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamist militant to seven and half years in prison for masterminding a plot to attack the Myanmar Embassy in the Indonesian capital.

Judge Haryono, who presided over the trial Tuesday at the South Jakarta District Court, said the defendant, Sigit Indrajit, was guilty of violating the anti-terror law.

Indrajit, 23, and six others were arrested in May after police foiled their plot seen as retaliation against Buddhist-majority Myanmar for attacks there on ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

He was the third defendant to be sentenced in the case. Earlier this month, the same court sentenced Rohadi and Achmad Taufik to six and seven-and-half years, respectively.

Indonesia has been battling terrorists since the 2002 Bali bombing that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists.