2007-12-25 23:23:11 Xinhua English
JAKARTA, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Three militants in death row for their roles in the 2002 bombings on Indonesia's resort island of Bali have filed an official letter demanding another review into their case, local press said Wednesday.
Achmad Michdan, a lawyer for the trio, said the defense team would not consider appealing for presidential clemency because they believed there were many irregularities in the case review, reported English-language newspaper The Jakarta Post.
The Supreme Court in the last case review has recently decided to uphold the death sentence against the bombers -- Amrozi, Imam Samudra and Ali Gufron -- who are convicted of leading roles in the bombings that killed 202 people.
A condemned inmate in Indonesia can avoid execution if the president grants a clemency.
"The case review should be re-examined because it was procedurally incorrect," Achmad was quoted as saying.
"First, there was only one session held to examine three case review appeals.
"Second, the session was held without the attendance of the defendants. That was really inappropriate" he said.
The official ruling letter was sent to the Denpasar Prosecutors' Office on Dec. 19, 2007.
The convicted bombers now have one month to seek presidential clemency after being officially notified by the Denpasar Prosecutors' Office about the rejection of their final appeal.
If after one month they fail to request presidential clemency, their execution would be immediately carried out by the firing squad.