Jayapura, Jubi – The Jayapura Military Tribunal on Thursday (18/6/2015) sentenced three soldiers to between eight and three years in prison after finding them guilty of selling bullets to armed rebels.
Judge Colonel Priyo Mustiko and Associate Judges Lieutenant Colonel Marine Asep Ridwan Hasim and Major Ahmad Jailane and Registrar Captain Iskandar also ordered the soldiers to be dismissed from the military.
“First Private Supratman and First Private Rahmat Agung are legally and convincingly guilty of committing a crime and are hereby sentenced to eight years in prison and in addition to being fired from military service” Judge Colonel Priyo Mustiko said.
Meanwhile, First Sergeant Nurul Huday was sentenced to three years in prison.
The defendants were given a week to file their objection against the verdict. Three defendants said they would consider it and accepted by prosecutors Major Jim Manubui, Major Frengky Mambrasar and Lieutenant Colonel Marine Sahrizal Lubis. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)