Officials legal steps are underway to close a legal loophole and hasten the final execution of the three Bali bombers Ė Amrozi, Iman Samudra and Ali Gufron now sitting on death row.
Having exhausted all legal appeals, the three's final hope of escaping death before a firing squad is a grant of commutation from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. With the three terrorists indicating they will not file a request for mercy with Indonesia's President, jurists are admitting some confusion on how to proceed, saying execution cannot take place without clemency being formally requested and denied.
To overcome this impasse Indonesia's Attorney General Hendarman Supandji has announced that he will give the three convicts 30 days to file a request with the President's office. In the absence of a formal request, the long-awaited execution will go ahead.
The three are currently being held on death row at Indonesia's penal island of Nusa Kumbangan where it is widely expected the final execution will be carried out.Related Stories
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