2002 Bali bombers to file new appeal of Indonesia death sentences Mike Rosen-Molina at 2:25 PM ET
[JURIST] Three Indonesian Islamic militants sentenced to death for their roles in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings [BBC backgrounder] will file for a third appeal, according to their lawyer. The three men - Mukhlas, Amrozi, and Imam Samudra [BBC profiles] - Wednesday gave separate review requests to the head Java prison where they are held and asked that these be submitted to the Cilacap District Court. All three men face execution by firing squad if their appeal is not successful.
A first appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court of Indonesia late last year, prompting an unusual second appeal, which was later withdrawn [JURIST reports]. A new appeal [JURIST report] was filed in late March. Reuters has more.
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