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Indonesia court rejects Bali bombers' appeal JAKARTA - Execution by firing squad does not violate Indonesia's constitution, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday. Indonesia's Constitutional Court rejected the claim by three men on death row, who were convicted in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, that their executions by firing squad would violate the country's constitution. Their request for beheading was also dismissed by the court.

"There is no method of execution without pain," presiding Judge Mohammad Mahfud said in refuting the men's lawyer's arguments that being shot to death would be inhumane. "The pain in death convicts endure is a logical consequence inherent in a death process ... so it is not categorized as torture," Mahfud said in the ruling that was reached by a nine-judge panel.

Amrozi Nurhasyim, Ali Gufron and Imam Samudra, who were sentenced to death in 2003, have now exhausted all options of appeal and are expected to be executed before the end of the year. The date of the execution will be announced on Friday, said Attorney General Hendarman Supandji. The announcement would break from previous government tradition of not publicly announcing execution dates.

The three men have shown no remorse for the bombing and have maintained their acts were sanctioned under Islam as revenge for Muslim deaths in Afghanistan and elsewhere. They have also said their deaths will be avenged.


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Posted in Terrorism @ 21 October 2008 12:08 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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