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Bali Bombers to File Appeal, Delay Execution


A lawyer for three men convicted of involvement in the 2002 terrorist bombings on Indonesia's Bali island says he will file an appeal that would delay their executions next month.

The lawyer told reporters Friday, that he will file the appeal after the court grants his request for a change of venue. He said the appeal should not be filed in Bali courts because it would be bad for Bali's recovering tourism industry.

Prosecutors said earlier this week that the three will be executed August 22 if there is no appeal.

The simultaneous bombings of two nightclubs on Bali in 2002 killed 202 people, mostly tourists. Those bombings are blamed on the Islamist extremist group Jemaah Islamiyah.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.