- Title: INDONESIA: PROSECUTORS URGE DEATH SENTENCE OF KEY SUSPECT OF THE BALI BOMBING
- Date: 28th July 2003
- Summary: (W3) DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA (JULY 28, 2003) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF EXTERIOR OF BALI COURTHOUSE 0.04 2. SMV INDONESIAN SECURITY FORCES 0.09 3. SLV SECURITY CHECK OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE/ PEOPLE BEING SEARCHED 0.15 4. WIDE OF PEOPLE WALKING TOWARDS COURT BUILDING 0.20 5. SLV IMAM SAMUDRA BEING LED OUT OF POLICE CAR 0.28 6. WIDE OF JUDGES ENTERING COURTROOM 0.33 7. SMV CHIEF JUDGE OPENING SESSION 0.39 8. VARIOUS, IMAM SAMUDRA ENTERING COURT ROOM AND RAISING ARM AND SHOUTING "GOD IS THE GREATEST" 1.00 9. WIDE OF JUDGE ADDRESSING SAMUDRA 1.06 10. VARIOUS OF AUDIENCE IN COURT (4 SHOTS) 1.32 11. SMV (SOUNDBITE)(Bahasa) PROSECUTOR I NYOMAN DILA SAYING: "The defendant is guilty of his crimes planning terrorism actions, causing deaths, creating public fear and massive destruction." 2.14 12. SMV SAMUDRA LISTENING 2.17 13. SMV (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa) PROSECUTOR DILA SAYING: "Taking into account that the defendant has been proven guilty of conducting those four crimes, two of them with the threat of death sentence, the defendant should receive the harshest penalty, death. We demand the defendant Abdul Aziz alias Imam Samudra alias...to receive the death penalty." 2.46 14. SMV CHIEF JUDGE 2.50 15. VARIOUS, SAMUDRA SAYING "GOD IS THE GREATEST" AND LEAVING COURTROOM 2.58 16. WIDE OF MAN IN AUDIENCE WAVING AUSTRALIAN FLAG AT IMAM SAMUDRA 3.06 17. SMV AUDIENCE LEAVING AFTER COURT SESSION 3.13 17. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN JAN LACZYNSKI SAYING: "It was just my way of just saying, hey look, say sorry, give us some sense of your being sorry for what you've done- anything to help people get over the hurt. But there was just nothing here. And just to hear that he was still saying that "we're all terrorists" and everything like that, it just shows that nothing's changed in his way of thinking." 3.35 18. SMV LACZYNSKI WITH JOURNALISTS 3.40 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
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- Story Text: Indonesian prosecutors have urged the court to impose
the death penalty on key Bali bombing suspect, Imam Samudra,
the second sentencing demand for Muslim militants standing
trial over the attacks.
Samudra, who has told his lawyers he would embrace
execution, has admitted to being involved in the nightclub
attacks on the tourist island's famed Kuta beach strip that
killed 202 people, most of them foreign holiday makers.
But he has denied being the operation's ground commander.
"The defendant should receive the harshest penalty, death.
We demand the defendant Abdul Aziz alias Imam Samudra...get
the death penalty," state prosecutor I Nyoman Dila told the
court on Monday (July 28).
The 33-year-old computer expert has been charged with
plotting, organising and carrying out crimes of terror and
causing mass casualties in the October 12 blasts.
He is one of four key suspects on trial.
This month Samudra told the court that the slaughter of
"infidels from oppressing nations and their allies" was
justifiable according to Islamic teachings. Prosecutors have
said the bombers were driven by a desire for revenge against
the United States and its allies.
Prosecutors have also demanded the death penalty for
Amrozi, the first suspect to go on trial. That verdict is due
to be handed down on August 7.
Over two dozen Australians who were present at the trial
waved their national flag at Samudra as he was escorted out of
Jan Laczynski, a friend of one of the victims said he felt
he had to be present.
"It was just my way of just saying, hey look, say sorry,
give us some sense of your being sorry for what you've done-
anything to help people get over the hurt. But there was just
nothing here. And just to hear that he was still saying that
"we're all terrorists" and everything like that, it just shows
that nothing's changed in his way of thinking," said
Indonesia has blamed the Bali bombings on Jemaah Islamiah,
a Southeast Asian Muslim network linked to al Qaeda and which
has been accused of carrying out a terror campaign in the
More than 30 militants have been arrested over Bali.
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