30 May 2008 11:10:30 GMT
JAKARTA, May 30 (Reuters) – Three Islamic militants sentenced to death
for the 2002 Bali blasts will face a firing squad on Java island, but
the date has yet to be specified, a deputy attorney general said on
The three men — Amrozi, Imam Samudra, and Mukhlas — are being held at
a maximum security prison in Central Java for their role in the bomb
attacks which killed over 200 people and dealt a blow to tourism in the
resort island of Bali.
The three Bali bombers have repeatedly told the media they are ready to
die as martyrs, and will not seek presidential clemency.
“We have received a letter from the justice and human rights minister
about the decision on the location (of the execution of the Bali
bombers). It will be in Central Java,” Abdul Hakim Ritonga, deputy
attorney general for general crimes, told reporters.
When asking about the timeframe, he said: “It has not been decided yet
because we are waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision to revoke a
judicial review which was filed by Amrozi’s family.”
Indonesia’s Supreme Court struck down the three men’s final appeal in
March 2004, but under Indonesian law, a convict may challenge a verdict
upheld by the Supreme Court through another appeal called a judicial
review which requires strong new evidence.
The convicts submitted a third judicial review request this month after
the first two were rejected.
Indonesian prosecutors have said they will execute the men but will wait
until every legal step for the bombers has been exhausted.
The bombings in Bali have been blamed on the Southeast Asian Islamic
militant group, Jemaah Islamiah, which authorities say has links to
Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network. (Reporting by Telly Nathalia,
editing by Sugita Katyal)
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