Two cops jailed over acid attack

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Jakarta

Two Indo­nesian police officers were jailed on Thursday for partially blinding a top corruption investigator in an acid attack that sparked widespread anger in the graft-riddled Southeast Asian nation. A Jakarta court handed Ronny Bugis and Rahmat Kadir Mahulette one-and-a-half and two-year prison sentences, respectively, after convicting them of the 2017 attack on Novel Baswedan, a senior member of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission. Baswedan, 43, was set upon in the capital as he walked home from a mosque following early morning prayers. The sentences were longer than the one-year jail terms sought by prosecutors — slammed by critics as too lenient. But the court ruled that the officers tried to scare Baswedan rather than cause serious injury.”

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