Thai court hands Iranian life sentence over botched Bangkok bombing
An Iranian man who blew off his own legs was sentenced to life in prison by a Thai court on Thursday for his involvement in a botched bomb plot that rocked Bangkok on February 14, 2012, in which five people were wounded by a series of blasts. A court found Saeid Moradi, 29, guilty of attempted murder in an attack that authorities say was intended to target Israeli diplomats, Reuters reported. A second defendant, Mohammad Khazaei, 43, was given 15 years in jail for possession of explosive devices. The explosions have been linked to a car-bomb attack on the wife of an Israeli diplomat in India and a third, unsuccessful attack in Georgia a day earlier.