Tuesday, November 04, 2008
08:11 Mecca time, 05:11 GMT      
News Asia-Pacific
Bomb alert ahead of Bali executions

Tight security has been put in place around the prison island where the men are 
being held [Reuters]

Indonesian police are investigating bomb threats against the US and Australian 
embassies in Jakarta as the country braces itself for the imminent execution of 
the Bali bombers.

Imam Samudra, 38, Amrozi Nurhasyim, 47, and his brother Mukhlas, 48 - who is 
also referred to as Ali Ghufron - are expected to face a firing squad over the 
next few days.

The warnings, sent by text message, said the embassies would be blown up if the 
three men were put to death, Indonesian police said on Tuesday.

Police and embassy officials said that searches had not uncovered any 
suspicious devices, but the warnings were being taken seriously nonetheless.

Earlier Indonesia's Supreme Court said that a last ditch appeal launched on 
Monday by lawyers acting for relatives of Amrozi and Mukhlas would not delay 
their execution.

"A judicial review will not delay the implementation of the verdict, even for 
the death penalty"

Djoko Sarwoko,
supreme court spokesman
With the executions thought to be imminent, tight security has been put in 
place across Indonesia in anticipation of any backlash by supporters of the 

On Monday a bomb threat against a Jakarta shopping mall was investigated and 
found to be a hoax.

Indonesia does not usually publicise the exact date of executions, but 
officials have said that with all legal avenues exhausted they are ready to 
carry out the death sentences.

'No delays'

The three bombers will be executed by firing squad [GALLO/GETTY] 
In their appeal lodged on Monday lawyers for the three men said they sought to 
question previous appeal decisions over their execution.

But a spokesman for Indonesia's Supreme Court told reporters the appeal was 

"A judicial review will not delay the implementation of the verdict, even for 
the death penalty," said Djoko Sarwoko, who is also a Supreme Court judge.

His comments were echoed by the office of Indonesia's attorney-general, who 
said all legal options for the men had run out.

"No more appeals can be accepted because the limit is only one," a spokesman 

The men have had at least three appeals considered and rejected by Indonesian 

Firing squad

Last month Indonesia's constitutional court overruled a petition from the 
bombers arguing the country's method of execution by firing squad was inhumane.

The three will be shot be firing squad in the grounds of the high security 
prison on the island of Nusakambangan, off the south coast of Java.

Executions in Indonesia are usually carried out late at night.

The 2002 Bali bombings left 202 people dead, including Indonesians and foreign 
tourists, many of them Australian.

The attack was blamed on the Jemaah Islamiyah group, which Western intelligence 
agencies say has close ties to al-Qaeda.
 Source:     Agencies

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