Lawyers for three Islamic extremists convicted in 2002 terrorist attack
on Indonesia's Bali island are appealing the method to be used to put
them to death.
Indonesia's Constitutional Court opened a hearing
Thursday on the trio's petition to avoid a firing squad. The attorneys
describe the method as "inhumane," because it may not kill the convicts
The men say they want to be beheaded.
three of the militants - Amrozi Nurhasyim, Imam Samudra, and Ali Gufron
- are members of the al-Qaida-related terror group Jemaah Islamiyah and
have admitted involvement in twin bomb attacks that claimed the lives
of 202 people on Bali Island in 2002.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.