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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Indonesia - Bali bombers face execution date
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Bali Bombers Plan Final Appeal Against Death Sentences
JAKARTA, July 26 (AP)--Three militants on death row for the Bali bombings will file a final appeal against their convictions, forcing prosecutors to delay
plans to execute them next month, a lawyer and a prosecutor said Wednesday.
The three men were among more than 30 people convicted in the nightclub bombings, which officials say were carried by the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah
Islamiyah terror group. The attack killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists.
One of the men's lawyers said he planned to file a final appeal - known as a judicial review - to the Supreme Court soon.
"The attorney general has to be careful," Wiranan Adnan said. "We are going to file a judicial review."
Adnan did not reveal the basis of the appeal, but others lawyers defending the men have said they plan to challenge the verdict on the grounds that the men
were convicted of violating a law passed after the attacks.
Indonesia's Constitution does not allow retroactive prosecutions.
Wayan Pasek Suarta, a spokesman for the attorney general, earlier said that officials planned to execute the three men by the end of August. But he said
if their lawyers filed an appeal then the executions could not be carried out.
After a second round of attacks on Bali last year, the government said it was looking to speed up the execution dates amid fears the defendants were still
exerting influence on militants.
The three have said they have no fear of death and want the punishment to be carried out.
They have already said they would not seek clemency from the president, a process that can take several years. In April, prosecutors tracked down
their relatives and asked them whether they planned to seek mercy. They said they did not.
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