The verdict of the judiciary panel, headed by Judge Masrizal, was lighter than the prosecutors’ demand for a 16-year prison term for Alamsyah and 13-year jail term for his wife.
Alamsyah accepted the verdict read out by the panel of judges during the court proceeding on Thursday for the Wiranto attack case. The proceedings for the case had commenced in April 2020.
Alamsyah was arrested after attempting to stab Wiranto at the Menes Square area of Purwaraja Village, Menes, Pandeglang, Banten on October 10, 2019. Wiranto's assistant shielded him when the attacker tried to assault him with a knife.
Shortly after the attack, Wiranto, who reportedly got injured, was rushed to Pandeglang Regency's Berkah Public Hospital to receive emergency medical treatment. He was then moved to the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta.
Indonesia has been targeted by terrorists since 2000, and the radicalism and terrorism remain an omnipresent threat to the nation. (antara)