It is, they say, the Islamic method of killing. I trust Ibrahim Hooper will be on the next plane to Bali to explain to these guys how they have Misunderstood Islam. “Bali bombers challenge execution, want beheading,” from Reuters, August 6 (thanks to all who sent this in):
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Lawyers for three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings lodged a legal challenge on Wednesday over Indonesia’s method of executing convicts by firing squad, calling it inhumane.
The three men — Imam Samudra, Amrozi and Mukhlas, also known as Ali Gufron — face a firing squad for their roles in the nightclub bombings on the island of Bali that killed 202 people.
“We believe that execution by way of a gunfire is inhumane. It is for these reasons that the defense attorneys are applying to challenge the legislation,” said lawyer Wirawan Adnan, adding that a judicial review had been lodged at the Constitutional Court.
A Bali court initially sentenced the three men to death in 2003, but their lawyers have used a number of legal avenues that have delayed the executions.
“It’s not a matter for us whether or not Amrozi is to be executed. Gunfire is one way, another way of doing it is by lethal injection,” Adnan said, adding that it could take more than a minute for a convict to bleed to death after being shot.
The three men would prefer an Islamic method of execution by beheading, Adnan added.
“We believe that is still more humane than by a gunfire,” said the lawyer….