Bali bombers to be executed within weeks 20:07 AEST Fri Oct 24 20083 hours 34 minutes ago.
Amrozi and Ali Ghufron will die next month. so far Three Islamic militants will be shot dead on their prison island early next month for their roles in the 2002 Bali bombings.
The bombers will be put to death in "early November" on Nusakambangan Island, off Central Java, where their high-security jail is located, a spokesman for Indonesia's Attorney General's office says.
He also indicated that the Attorney General did not believe there were valid grounds for any further legal appeals by Amrozi, his brother Mukhlas and Imam Samudra.
"Indonesia's Attorney General is stating that the legal efforts in the terrorism criminal case, on behalf of the defendant Amrozi ... and his friends, has been final," spokesman Jasman Pandjaitan said.
"The plan for the death executions ... will be implemented in early November 2008."
He added: "Based on the letter from the minister of law and human rights ... the execution for the death convicted, Imam Samudra and his friends, will be located in Nusakambangan, Cilacap District, by the execution team."
The three men were sentenced to die for playing lead roles in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, which killed 202 people including 88 Australians.
They claim they are ready to die, but that others will take revenge if their executions are carried out. (I THOUGHT THEIR CRONIES WOULD BE CELEBRATING THEIR MARTYRDOM. AND THE FAMILIES COULD GO TO THEIR GRAVE-SHRINES AND DO THEIR ULULATING THERE.)
Meanwhile, their defence lawyers continue to plan ways to stall the executions.
On Thursday, defence lawyer Achmad Kholid said a new appeal against the death sentences would be lodged by the bombers' families, possibly as soon as next week.
But that now seems like a futile exercise, given the position of the Attorney General that legal efforts in the case are "final".
Earlier this week, Indonesia's Constitutional Court rejected a side challenge by the bombers, who claimed that death by firing squad was unconstitutional and amounted to torture.
They said it was cruel and inhumane because they may not die immediately.
( THEY WILL DIE A LOT QUICKER THAN THE VICTIMS OF THE BOMBINGS DID.)
But the court reaffirmed the method of execution used in Indonesia, saying no execution method could be guaranteed to be pain-free.
(MAYBE THEY COULD BE GIVEN A PANADOL BEFORE HAND.)
CAN'T COME TOO SOON FOR MY LIKING.....
I certainly hope there is going to be some type of independent witnesses to this...Maybe some Ambassadors from a couple of different countries that are NOT islamic, will do.
I could not stand thinking that are still part of this world.