Indonesian terror pair evades death Remorseless bombers ‘win’ a delay of execution
TWO Indonesian terrorists sentenced to death for the 2004 Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta are yet to be given an execution date.
This is despite being sentenced before Australian drug runners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who were executed by firing squad in 2015.
The men, known as Rois and Hasan, are on the same Nusa Kambangan prison is- land where Chan and Sukumaran were executed.
Indonesian Attorney-General HM Prasetyo, who scheduled the execution of Chan, Sukumaran and six other drug runners in April 2015, declined to comment yesterday.
Hasan and Rois were sentenced to death in 2005 for the car-bomb blast that killed eight Indonesians and tore strips from the embassy and buildings for hundreds of metres around. Chan and Sukumaran were sentenced in 2006.
The Australians both expressed remorse at their trials while the Indonesian killers had no sorrow for their actions.
Rois supplied and transported explosives placed in a vehicle that blew up outside the embassy; Hasan planned the attack with terror masters Dr Azahari and Noordin M Top, storing the explosives and teaching the suicide bomber to drive the bomb-laden truck.
Rois said the attack was directly funded by Osama bin Laden. Taufik Andre, executive director of Jakarta-based deradicalisation centre, the Institute for International Peace Building, knows both men from visits to Nusakambangan.
“Rois is now a big supporter of ISIS,” he said. “Hasan, on the contrary, has become more and more moderate. ”
Senior counter-terror and anti-drug officials in Jakarta have expressed concern over an obvious double standard for the homegrown ter