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Iranian Sentenced To Life, Another Gets 15 Years Over Bomb Plot

Iranian Saeid Moradi had his legs blown off as he hurled a bomb at Thai police.
A Thai court has sentenced one Iranian man to life in prison and given another a 15-year jail term in connection with their involvement in a bomb plot that investigators believe was aimed at Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.

Saeid Moradi received a life sentence on August 22 on charges of attempting to murder a Thai police officer and illegally possessing explosives.

Moradi had his legs blown off in the incident in February, 2012.

Mohammad Kharzei received 15 years in jail for possession of explosives.

Both men had pleaded innocent. Investigators said it appeared the explosives detonated by accident prematurely.

The Bangkok incident followed attacks in Georgia and India last year that targeted Israeli diplomats.

Israel has accused Iranian authorities of mounting a terrorist campaign against the Jewish state.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP