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3 Chinese Uighurs get 6 years over terrorism and fake passports in Indonesia

  • Suspected Islamic militants, from left to right, Abdulbasit Tuzer, Ahmet Mahmud and Abdullah sit on the defendant's chairs during their trial hearing at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The court has sentenced the men believed to be members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community to six years in jail for conspiring with Indonesian terrorists. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

    Suspected Islamic militants, from left to right, Abdulbasit Tuzer, Ahmet Mahmud and Abdullah sit on the defendant's chairs during their trial hearing at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The court has sentenced the men believed to be members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community to six years in jail for conspiring with Indonesian terrorists. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Presiding Judge Kun Marioso, second from left, reads the verdict of suspected Islamic militants Abdulbasit Tuzer, Abdullah and Ahmet Mahmud during their trial hearing at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The court has sentenced the men believed to be members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community to six years in jail for conspiring with Indonesian terrorists. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

    Presiding Judge Kun Marioso, second from left, reads the verdict of suspected Islamic militants Abdulbasit Tuzer, Abdullah and Ahmet Mahmud during their trial hearing at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The court has sentenced the men believed to be members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community to six years in jail for conspiring with Indonesian terrorists. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Suspected Islamic militants, from left to right, Abdulbasit Tuzer, Ahmet Mahmud and Abdullah are escorted by police officers prior to their trial hearing at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The court has sentenced the men believed to be members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community to six years in jail for conspiring with Indonesian terrorists. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

    Suspected Islamic militants, from left to right, Abdulbasit Tuzer, Ahmet Mahmud and Abdullah are escorted by police officers prior to their trial hearing at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The court has sentenced the men believed to be members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community to six years in jail for conspiring with Indonesian terrorists. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)  (The Associated Press)

An Indonesian court has sentenced three men believed to be members of China's ethnic Uighur (WEE-gur) minority community to six years in jail for conspiring with Indonesian terrorists.

The North Jakarta District Court on Monday found that Ahmet Mahmud, Abdulbasit Tuzer and Abdullah — who also goes by Altinci Bayyram — used fake Turkish passports in violation of anti-terrorism and immigration laws.

The men were arrested in September, along with another Uighur named Ahmet Bozoglan and three Indonesian men, while they were trying to meet Indonesia's most wanted extremist, Abu Wardah Santoso, in Central Sulawesi province.

Santoso has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and is believed to have killed several Indonesian policemen.

Bozoglan and the three Indonesian men, all associates of Santoso, will be tried separately.