Saturday, July 19, 2008

Time to Hit the Road

Well, it's about time.
THE Indonesian Supreme Court has rejected the Bali bombers' last legal challenge, clearing the way for imminent executions.

At the same time, Australian survivors of the Bali bombers have been notified by the Australian Federal Police that the three bombers may soon face a firing squad.

Tracy Ball and her sister, Melinda Kent, were terribly burned by the 2002 bombings on the Kuta strip in Bali. "The AFP rang my sister to say that the last-ditch appeal had been thrown out, and their executions were imminent," Ms Ball said yesterday. "I believe it, if AFP says it, but I'll believe they're executed when they're executed."

An AFP spokeswoman yesterday said any comment about the Indonesian Supreme Court's decision to reject the Bali bombers' application for an unprecedented third judicial review had to come from Indonesia.

"The AFP has been providing ongoing support to the families of the victims of the Bali bombings," she said.

"As part of this ongoing support, the AFP has recently contacted some of the families."

However, she declined to reveal the content of the conversations.

Islamic militants Amrozi, his brother Mukhlas and Imam Samudra were sentenced to death for their roles in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.

Denpasar District Court judge Nyoman Gede Wirya yesterday confirmed that he had received a letter from the Supreme Court rejecting the bombers' bid for a third review.

"It said there could be no second or third review, which is what I had said already," he said.
What's more ludicrous, the fact these monsters got to live this long or the fact these brutal killers are still called militants?

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