The crowd carrying Imam Samudra coffin, one of the Bali bombers in Serang, Banten province, on Sunday (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
A victim of the 2002 Bali bombings said today justice has been served with the execution of three people responsible for the attacks that killed 164 foreigners and 38 Indonesians.
The three convicted men — Amrozi and his elder brother Mukhlas as well as Imam Samudra — were executed by firing squad at 12.15am today in Lembah Nirbaya on the Nusakambangan island off southern Java.
Khusnul Khotimah, who suffered disfigurements on several parts of her body, told a local television station she was relieved that justice for the victims, either those who were killed of suffered disabilities in the attacks, had been served.
“I’m now appealing to the government to consider giving be a job as I am now unemployed because of my condition,” she said.
In the aftermath of the bombing. Scene of cars alongside the lane outside Paddys Bar nightclub on 12th Oct 2002. (photo: Alpseasun2000)
Meanwhile, the bodies of Amrozi and Mukhlas were flown by helicopters to Lamongan in East Java, and to Serang, Banten for Imam Samudra.
The Indonesian authorities barred the media, who have stationed crew members in both villages, from carrying reports on the trio’s burials.
Family members also expressed dissatisfaction over the tight security imposed by the Indonesian authorities, claiming it had inconvenienced the thousands of people who turned up for the burials.
Footages from local television stations in Lamongan showed thousands of people had turned up, shouting “Allahu Akhbar” as the bodies of Amrozi and Mukhlas were transferred into two ambulance vehicles.
Amnesty International condemns the execution, saying it violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.