Bali bomber Amrozi plans to take second wife while on death row

Amrozi, one of three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings, plans to take a second wife next month in a ceremony at his Indonesian prison, his defence lawyer said Wednesday, reported the dpa.

Along with his brother Ali Ghufron, alias Mukhlas, and Imam Samudra, Amrozi faces death by firing squad for their role in the two nightclub bombings that killed 202 people, mostly foreign visitors.

Achmad Michdan, one of the three men's defence attorneys, said Amrozi, known as the "smiling assassin," was scheduled to take a second wife on May 10 at Batu prison on Nusakambangan island, off the southern coast of central Java.

"Besides giving the latest progress report to our three clients, our visit here this time would also be to discuss a plan which is that Amrozi will have a second marriage," Michdan was quoted as saying by the state-run Antara news agency.

"We have drawn up plans for the celebration. They are going to be married in Batu prison," said Michdan, who led a group of people, including Amrozi's parents, to Nusakambangan island.

Michdan also revealed that Amrozi, along with two other death row accomplices - Mukhlas and Imam Samudra - planned to file another case review, a move believed to be an attempt to stall their execution.

"The three men are going to register their third judicial review through the prison," he said, adding that he had prepared the necessary documents and was hoping the prison would then convey it to the district court.

Indonesia's Supreme Court turned down the three men's final appeal in March 2004, and rejected a similar request for a case review last year.

After lawyers of the three men withdrew a final appeal last month, government prosecutors said that the three may soon be executed by firing squad, since they have said they will not seek presidential clemency.

Under Indonesian law a convict can ask for clemency from the president after legal appeals have been rejected by courts at all levels.

Amrozi, Imam Samudra and Mukhlas were allegedly members of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), a regional terrorist network responsible for several bombings across Indonesia in recent years.

None of the bombers have showed any remorse over the attacks.

Jemaah Islamiyah is blamed for several simultaneous church bombings across Indonesia on Christmas Eve 2000, bombings on Bali in 2002 and 2005, the bombing of a JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta in 2004 and an attack on the Australian Embassy in 2005.

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