Bali bombing militant gets 15 years

Indonesian militant Zulkarnaen.
Indonesian militant Zulkarnaen, linked to the 2002 Bali bombings, is to serve 15 years in prison. -AP

An Indonesian militant linked to the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people, including 88 Australian residents, should serve 15 years in prison, a judge at a Jakarta court has ruled.

Aris Sumarsono, better known as Zulkarnaen, was a former military commander in Jemaah Islamiah (JI), a Southeast Asian jihadist network with ties to al-Qaeda.

The 58-year-old had been on the run for almost two decades after being named a suspect in the Bali attacks.