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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thai court hands Iranian life sentence over botched Bangkok bombing

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.