Indonesia - Family of Bali bombers says ready for execution

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Indonesia - Family of Bali bombers says ready for execution

Post  Jennie on Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:50 pm

The family of 2 of the Bali bombers, awaiting a final legal appeal lodged at Indonesia's Supreme Court, has made preparations in case their execution is announced soon, a relative said on Tuesday.

3 Islamic militants -- Amrozi, his brother Mukhlas and Imam Samudra -- face death by firing squad for their role in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people including foreign tourists and Indonesians.

"We have prepared things that we need for the worst possible situation," Muhammad Chozin, the brother of Amrozi and Mukhlas, told Reuters.

"Preparations include plain white clothes and three cars ready and tuned up for a long journey in case we are told to go there (the prison)," Chozin added, speaking by telephone from his family home in Lamongan, near the country's second-largest city of Surabaya.

The bombers had told their families in their wills that they wanted Islamic funerals, with a plain white cloth to cover their bodies after they were killed.

The three are being held in a maximum security jail on Nusakambangan island in Central Java, hundreds of kilometres from their families who live in East and West Java.

Indonesian prosecutors are still waiting for the Supreme Court to deliberate on a third judicial review filed on behalf of the 3.

"That certainty is what we want. Meanwhile, preparations (for their execution) have been started," Daulat Nainggolan, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, said.

The three Bali bombers have repeatedly told the media they are ready to die as martyrs, and will not seek presidential clemency.

Indonesia does not make public the timing and exact location of executions, but a deputy attorney general told reporters last month that it would be in Central Java.

(source: Reuters)
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