Security Precautions Prior to Executions in Indonesia
Three men, sentenced to death for the 2002 bombing of Bali, are expected to be executed in early November, causing many nations to warn their citizens to exercise caution in their travels, according to the BBC, Telegraph.co.uk and Reuters news agencies.
Westerners were warned against travel to Indonesia. The U.S. warned its citizens to â€œmaintain a low profile,â€? â€œAustralia advised against all travel,â€? and the Foreign Office in London told British citizens to â€œexercise caution and be vigilant for political protests or any sign of violence,â€? according to Telegraph.co.uk.
Indonesia will not announce when the execution will take place, but executions were â€œvery closeâ€? according to the Attorney Generalâ€™s office report to Reuters.
The men, Imam Samudra, 38, Mukhlas, 48, and Amrozi, 46, are militant Muslims from the group Jemaah Islamiah are due to be â€œshot in early November,â€? according to the BBC, for their part in a 2002 bombing in Bali nightclubs that killed 202 people.
Officials are concerned about the potential for backlash, and details surrounding the planned execution are guarded in an effort to thwart retaliatory attacks, the BBC, Reuters and Telegraph.co.uk reported.