JAKARTA - Indonesian prosecutors said on Friday that Central Java has been selected for the venue to execute three convicted militants in death row for their key roles in the 2002 Bali bombings. "We are now asking approval from the Ministry of Justice," deputy attorney general Abdul Halim Ritonga was quoted by leading news website Detikcom as saying.
The official said the decision was made at the requests of Bali provincial prosecutors' office, but declined to comment why the request was made. The judicial killing in Indonesia is carried out by the firing squad. The inmates - Imam Samudera, Amrozi and his older brother Ali Ghufron - are currently being detained at the Nusa Kambangan prison island off Central Java.
The three were convicted in 2003 of plotting and carrying out the nightclub bombings on the resort island in Oct. 12, 2002 that killed 202 people, mostly foreigners.