Indonesia’s first female would-be suicide bomber jailed for bomb plot at Jakarta Palace

A Jakarta court has condemned a female would-be suicide bomber to seven and a half years in jail, prosecutors and her legal counselor stated, the first run through a lady has been sentenced in Indonesia for arranging such an assault.

Dian Yulia Novi, 28, was arrested toward the end of last year on doubt of plotting to explode herself outside Jakarta’s presidential palace during the changing of the guard. She was arrested alongside her husband, Muhamad Nur Solikin.

Prosecutors had requested a 10-year sentence for Novi, whom they said got directions to complete the attack from Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian activist accepted to be battling with Islamic State in Syria.

“Her sentence was decreased on the grounds that she admitted to her activities,” Novi’s legal advisor Kamsi told on Monday. He said the decision was passed on by East Jakarta District Court on Aug. 25.