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Bombers Will Not Seek Presidential Pardons for 2002 Bali Blasts


An Indonesian prosecutor says three Islamist militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings have declined to ask for a presidential pardon.

He says that will likely speed up the date of their executions.

The convicted trio met with judges and prosecutors Wednesday.

Indonesian law says that families of death row convicts can also ask for pardons. It is not clear what the families' intentions are.

Public calls to quickly execute the men have mounted since a second round of attacks on Bali earlier this month.

Last week, an angry mob stormed a prison that had previously held the men, demanding their immediate executions.

The 2002 nightclub bombings in the town of Kuta killed 202 people.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.