27-month jail for wife of Bali bombing suspect

January 4, 2012 - 2:06 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced the wife of the top suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings to 27 months in jail for immigration violations.

Ruqayyah binti Husein Luceno, a 28-year-old Philippine national, was found guilty Wednesday by the East Jakarta District Court of using falsified personal data to get an Indonesian passport.

Luceno and her husband, Umar Patek, were arrested in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad on Jan. 25, ending a decade-long manhunt for one of Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist suspects.

Patek is accused of making the explosives used in the Bali bombings, which killed 202 people. He is awaiting trial.