» 09/08/2007, 00.00
The death penalty draws near for one of the 2002 Bali bombers
The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by Amrozi, condemned to death along with Ali Gufronand Imam Samudra for the bombs which killed 202 people. Now the announcement of the time and place of the execution is awaited. Still no news on the fate of the others.
Bali terrorist: "For Islam, dying by decapitation is a blessing"
The perpetrators show no remorse for the deaths of more than 200 Western tourists on vacation in the island, and ask to be killed according to the dictates of sharia, which provides for decapitation. The sentence will be carried out in the next few weeks on an island in central Java.
In Jakarta Christian priests and activists first target of Islamic terrorists
Police spokesman reports that following the arrest of dangerous terrorists it is becoming evident that some groups are shifting strategy, focusing primarily on domestic targets, like Christians, in order, among other things, to prevent inter-faith dialogue.
Supreme Court rejects the appeal of Bali terrorists.
The judges have confirmed the death sentence of Amrozi, Muhklas and Imam Samudra, the Islamic militants guilty of having killed 202 people in October 2002. The only option of the three remains the request for a presidential pardon, which they do not want to ask.
Bali terrorists have sentence cut to mark Independence Day
At least 12 militants sentenced on terror crimes see their sentences trimmed along with another 54,000 prisoners. Victims' relatives complain that Indonesia is not really fighting terrorism.
Bali bombing suspects ready to die
The trial is scheduled two months from now and the accused risk the death penalty. In last October's attacks 23 people died on the Indonesian island. I am sorry that only Muslims were amongst the victims, says one of the three suspects.
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