Two Iranian men were convicted on Thursday of taking part in a botched bomb plot that was exposed last year when an accidental explosion blew apart the Bangkok villa where they were staying.
Israeli and Thai officials have said the plot was aimed at Israeli diplomats in Bangkok. Iran denied the allegations and neither defendant was charged with terrorism or attempting to kill Israelis.
The Criminal Court in Bangkok on Thursday sentenced 29-year-old Saeid Moradi to life in prison for attempting to murder a police officer and possessing explosives that damaged property and injured several civilians. It sentenced 43-year-old Mohammad Kharzei to 15 years in jail for possessing explosives.
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