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Bali bombers' executions set for November

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  • Execution set for beginning of November
  • Defense: "No legal base" for statement about finality of legal process
  • Deadly blasts ripped through two popular nightclubs in Bali's Kuta
  • Convicted men wanted to be beheaded, saying it was the Islamic way of execution
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Three men convicted of carrying out two nightclub bombings that killed 202 people on the resort island of Bali six years ago will be executed by firing squad next month, Indonesian authorities said.

"The Bali bombers' legal avenue has been exhausted," said Jasman Pandjaitan, a spokesman for Indonesia's attorney general.

"All material and formal preparation for execution has been fulfilled, and the attorney general's office has decided to carry out the execution at the beginning of November 2008," Pandjaitan said.

A spokesman for the defense team said lawyers questioned the attorney general's announcement.

"The attorney general's statement about the finality of the legal process is unclear and has no legal base," the defense team spokesman said.

Defense lawyers will seek a judicial review of the case, he said.

The men showed neither fear nor remorse in a recent interview with CNN. They asked to be beheaded, saying it was the Islamic way of execution, but authorities plan to execute them by firing squad. Video Watch their lack of remorse »

The deadly blasts ripped through two popular nightclubs in Kuta in October 2002.


The bombs killed 202 people -- many of them young Australians -- and injured more than 300.

Dozens of victims were burned beyond recognition or blown to pieces by the massive blasts.

CNN's Dan Rivers and Andy Saputra contributed to this report.

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