Σάββατο, 8 Νοεμβρίου 2008

Bali bombers executed six years after


Amrozi Nurhasyim and Ali Ghufron, who are brothers, and Imam Samudra, were shot by firing squad on Nusakambangan island in central Java after midnight. The executions were reported by the television network TvOne, citing an unidentified source. The three never expressed remorse, even taunting relatives of victims at their trials five years ago. Fahmi Bachmid, the bombers' lawyer, said: "All of them have repeatedly said they will only ask pardon from God, not the president. This is their faith.'' Twenty-four Britons died in the co-ordinated attacks, and there were 88 Australians, more than any other nationality, among the victims. The three men were found guilty of planning and helping carry out the attacks on 12 Oct 2002, thrusting Indonesia onto the front lines in the war on terrorism. Supporters of the bombers staged protests in their home villages.

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http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/11/200811817324031407.html
Three men sentenced to death for a deadly bombing on the Indonesian island of Bali in 2002 have been executed by firing squad.Amrozi, 47, his brother Mukhlas, 48, who is also referred to as Ali Ghufron, and Imam Samudra, 38, were killed on Sunday, Jasman Pandjaitan, a spokesman for the attorney-general's office, said."At around 00:15 am [1715 GMT Saturday] the three convicted men on death row, Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra, were executed by firing squad. The autopsy results show that all three are dead," Panjaitan said. The family of Amrozi and Mukhlas also confirmed that the men had been executed on the prison island of Nusakambangan in central Java. "Our family has received news of the execution... May our brothers, God willing, be invited by green birds to heaven now," Mohammad Chozin, a brother of the men, told reporters in Tenggulun, east Java.

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