Protesters call for execution of Bali bombers on anniversary of attacks

[JURIST] Hundreds of demonstrators Wednesday gathered again outside the prison where several men convicted in the 2002 Bali bombings [BBC backgrounder] had been held, calling for the execution of the bombers on the third anniversary of the attacks [Jakarta Post report]. The surging crowd eventually broke down gates at the Kerobokan prison, although order was quickly restored. The three had earlier been transferred [JURIST report; Jakarta Post report] from the facility, although Bali's justice chief said the transfer was unrelated to the protest. Protesters have been gathering at the jail [JURIST report] since last week, urging that the convicted bombers be put to death immediately. In all, Indonesian courts have convicted 35 people in connection with the 2002 attacks, three of whom, Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, Imam Samudra, and Ali Ghufron, have been sentenced to death. AP has more.



 

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