Bali bombers plan last execution appeal
Three militants on death row over the 2002 Bali bombings plan to file final appeals as Indonesian authorities finalise arrangements for their deaths by firing squads.
Prosecutors have been speeding up efforts to execute the three men, who have each admitted to helping plan and carry out the 2002 blasts, which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.
They and their families have said they will not seek clemency from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
On Tuesday, lawyer Wirawan Adnan said he planned to file a final appeal known as a judicial review to the Supreme Court later this month.
"The prosecutors can execute them whenever they want, but it will be against the law since the three still have the right to appeal," he said.
Earlier Attorney-General Abdul Rahman Saleh said the trio would be executed inside their island jail and not on Bali, the scene of their crime.
"Permission from the justice and human rights minister is already there, so the execution will not be held in Bali ... It will be held in Nusakambangan," Abdul Rahman Saleh told the state-run Antara News
Imam Samudra, 36, Amrozi, 43, and Ali Ghufron, 46, alias Mukhlas, were moved from their Bali jail last October to Nusakambangan penal island, just off the southern coast of Central Java, with authorities citing security reasons.
The move followed protests from Balinese people angry over the damage down to the island's reputation as a holiday destination.
Under Indonesian law, convicts condemned to death are usually executed in the same area as they were sentenced.
But the attorney-general's office has argued that the executions, which will take place by firing squad, would be more practically held at Nusakambangan as the men are already in detention there.
Saleh declined to say when the executions would take place.
The three and their respective families have already waived their right to file for presidential clemency.
Indonesia executed two foreign drug traffickers in 2004 and two murderers in 2005, but prior to 2004 had often delayed executions indefinitely.
I Wayan Pasek Suarta, a spokesman for the Indonesian attorney general, said the three convicted Bali bombers had a right to file appeals and to do so would automatically put their executions on hold.
"We will have to wait," Suarta said.
A judicial review requires lawyers present new evidence to the Supreme Court.
Defence lawyer Adnan did not say what evidence he intended to offer. http://au.news.yahoo.com/060627/2/p/zk8o.html