ANCHOR: The infamous Bali bombers are awaiting their execution in Indonesia after five years in prison. Their execution was delayed but is now going forward, despite the fact that now is Eid, a holy holiday in Islam. Meanwhile, the bombers still show no remorse for their killing on non-Muslims.
All three have been on death row since 2003, when a Bali court sentenced
them to death for their roles in Bali bombings. This bombings killed 202 people,
many of them Indonesians and Australians.
When reporters ask Imam Samudra if he was sorry for killing
Westerners and Australians, he said he did not regret killing the Westerners.
[Iman Samudra, Bali Bomber]:
"I have already said in the past year, I am sorry for Muslim only,
but for a non-believer, it's destined, destined, ok?
For Australians I'm never sorry. But for Muslim, I'm very, very sorry for him."
Prison guards threw a tight security cordon around them during the media
[Mukhlas, Bali Bomber]:
"People like me are ready to kill and if it is Allah's will,
ready to be executed too. I don't care how we die, whether by injection or
beheading, it is all the devil's methods."
The trio are expected to have been executed in September, before the holy fasting
month of Ramadan. But they lodged a legal challenge in August, saying that Indonesia's method of executing convicts by firing squad was inhumane. The three men would prefer an Islamic method of execution by
beheading. But authorities said the execution would go ahead.
There are concerns executing the three men could exacerbate militant
anger in the predominantly Muslim country.
But several analysts have dismissed fears of widespread anger, saying
most Indonesians had little sympathy for the violent methods of the Bali