Jessica Kumala Wongso sits on the defendant's chair during her trial hearing at Central Jakarta District Court in Jakarta this week.
Jessica Kumala Wongso sits on the defendant's chair during her trial hearing at Central Jakarta District Court in Jakarta this week. Tatan Syuflana

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PROSECUTORS have demanded a 20-year jail term for a woman accused of killing her friend with cyanide in a cafe in Jakarta, describing the alleged murder as premeditated and sadistic. Indone- sian Jessica Wongso is an Australian permanent resident who has studied in Sydney. She is being tried over the death of a Mirna Salihin in January. Police allege Ms Wongso spiked Mirna's iced coffee with cyanide as they dined with a friend in Jakarta, although three Australian experts have testified there is no proof cyanide was the cause of death.



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