| GEO World|
| Bali nightclub bombers executed|
| Updated at: 0140 PST, Sunday, November 09, 2008|
JAKARTA: Three men convicted of killing 202 people in a 2002 bombing at two nightclubs on the Indonesian island of Bali were executed by firing squad early Sunday, attorneys said.
The mother of two of the convicted bombers holds a poster of the three who were executed Sunday.
1 of 3 Imam Samudra, Amrozi bin Nurhasyim and his brother Mukhlas, who is also known as Ali Ghufron, were executed at 12:25 a.m. at Nusa Kampangan prison, officials said.
The deadly bombing ripped through two popular nightclubs in Kuta, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in October 2002.
The blasts killed 202 people 88 of them Australians and injured more than 300. Dozens of victims were burned beyond recognition or blown to pieces by the massive blasts.
"These guys went to set about mass murder, and they've paid the highest penalty," said Peter Hughes of Perth, Australia, who survived one of the Bali bombings.
"It's not always a good thing for people to die for something, but they did do the crime and they've paid for it."
Amrozi's and Mukhlas' brother, Ja'far Shodeq, told media he still believes his siblings were innocent.
"It's been a long journey and it's been six long years for this to work its way through the Indonesian judicial system, but it's a good day because at least justice has been delivered, and the three people who were most responsible for this truly horrific atrocity have finally met the fate that they deserve," said Sananand Dhume, author of "My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with an Indonesian Islamist."
The men showed neither fear nor remorse in recent interviews with media. They had asked to be beheaded, saying it was the Islamic way of execution, but the execution was accomplished by firing squad.
Maria Kotronakis of Sydney, Australia, whose two sisters were killed, said she was angry that the men never showed remorse, but with the executions, "justice has been served."