07/24/2008, 00.00
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Final preparations for the execution of Bali bombers

by Mathias Hariyadi
Two attorneys from the Bali Attorney’s Office visit the location where terrorists are waiting their execution, which should take place next month before the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
 Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Last night two attorneys from the Bali Attorney’s Office arrived on Nusakambangan Island where three men sentenced for the 2002 Bali bombing that killed more than 200 people are being held. Press sources in Cilacap (central Java) said the two were sent to prepare the place for the execution of the three men.

Ida Bagus Wiswantanu explained that he and a colleague, Wayan Suwela, checked out technical issues related to the execution. But he did not reveal the latter’s location because “it is a secret under the law,” he said.

Last week-end Indonesian Attorney General Hendarman Supanji issued a statement confirming the death sentence by firing for Amrozi, Imam Samudra and Ali Gufron, noting that it would take place before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, this coming September.

The execution is expected to take place in August even though the precise date still has yet to be confirmed.

On 12 October 2002 two bombs exploded in Bali, causing large-scale loss of life, especially among tourists, 88 from Australia.

Jemaah Islamiah, a terror organisation linked to al-Qaeda and active in South-East Asia, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The same organisation was responsible for a second attack on the island in 2005 when three bombs exploded in famous beach resorts, killing 20 people.

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