22 Jun 2012

Bali bomb maker guilty

5:49 am on 22 June 2012

An Indonesian court convicted and has sentenced the man who made the explosives in the 2002 Bali bombings to 20 years in prison.

Umar Patek, 45, was found to have played a key role in building the devices used in the 2002 bombing of two nightclubs which killed 202 people from 21 countries and wounded dozens more.

The BBC reports he admitted helping mix the chemicals.

Among the dead were 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians, 28 Britons and three New Zealanders.

Prosecutors did not ask for the death penalty after Patek apologised to victims and their families.

Patek was found guilty of all six charges, including attacks on churches in Jakarta, which killed 19 people on Christmas Eve 2000.

He was arrested in January 2011 in Abbottabad, in Pakistan and was extradited to Indonesia in August 2011.