The Muslim Lawyers Team To Sue Indonesian Government

The Muslim Lawyers Team in Indonesia has stated that…

will file a lawsuit against the government over the execution of Bali bombing death-row convicts as there is an indication of human right violation, a TPM member said.


Indonesia’s Antara news reports that TPM have stated:

"We are now preparing a legal step over the execution of the Bali bombing death-row convicts,"
Agus Setiawan of TPM said yesterday.

He said that there was a mistake and deviation from procedures in the execution of Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra in the Nirbaya Valley of Nusakambangan’s Batu prison.

Therefore, the TPM did not believe a statement made public by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

The TPM, he said, will put pressures on the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) and Commission III of the House of Representatives (DPR) to form a fact-finding team to investigate the execution.

"We, the lawyers of the convicts, and their families were deprived of our rights where the authorities restricted us from handling their bodies," he added.

He said during the isolation period, the TPM was prohibited from meeting its clients at Nusakambangan’s Batu prison.

In the meantime, Imam Samudra’s younger brother Lulu Jamaluddin, said his family objected to the execution because the judicial review filed by the TPM had not yet been responded to.

"We will file a lawsuit through the TPM over the AGO’s decision to carry out the execution," he said.

Bali bombers, Amrozi, Mukhlas alias Ali Ghufron and Imam Samudra, who had been on death row since 2003, were executed by a firing squad in Nirbaya Valley, Nusakambangan island, Cilacap district, Central Java early Sunday am

Amrozi, Mukhlas and Iman Samudra were on death row for their roles in the bombings in Bali in October 2002 that left more than 200 people dead including 88 Australian tourists.