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Bali Bombers Seek Different Execution Method


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 instantly.

The men say they want to be beheaded.

All 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.