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Bali bombers threaten revenge over executions

By Indonesia correspondent Geoff Thompson

Posted October 1, 2008 18:14:00
Updated October 1, 2008 20:21:00

Iman Samudra, one of the Bali bombers on death row

Convicted Bali bomber Iman Samudra (Reuters: Supri Supri)

The three Bali bombers on death row in Indonesia have threatened reprisals if their executions go ahead.

Kneeling in the front row of a morning prayer session to mark the end of Ramadan, Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, Ali Ghufron or Mukhlas and Imam Samudra were as unrepentant as ever for the 2002 Bali bombings which took 202 lives, including 88 Australians.

The trio clearly enjoyed the media attention they received when journalists were allowed into Nusakambangan Prison.

When asked how he felt about the 88 Australians he helped kill six years ago, Amrozi said that if he had a chance he would kill more.

Samudra said he felt sorrow for the Muslims who died in those attacks, but none for the Australian unbelievers.

"For Australians I'm never sorry," he said.

Mukhlas, meanwhile, praised the recent suicide truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel in the Pakistan capital, Islamabad.

The bombers have often said they are ready to die, but as their date with a firing squad approaches their tone has turned threatening.

Mukhlas warned that all responsible for his execution would be executed themselves by mujahadeen fighters in Indonesia and around the world.

The bombers are expected to be executed before the end of the year.

Tags: law-crime-and-justice, crime, prisons-and-punishment, indonesia, bali