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October 11, 2022, 07.32 PM

His brothers Amrozi and Mukhlas were executed by firing squad on a central Javan prison island.

But Imron was saved from execution after showing remorse and divulging the plot to investigators.

The convicted mass murderer now helps the Indonesian government in a deradicalization program experts criticize for ineffectiveness.

Justice cut short

Indonesia in August approved parole for Bali bombmaker Umar Patek. After his capture in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad in 2011, he claims to have rehabilitated after serving half of his 20-year sentence.

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But Jakarta has held off freeing him after angering the Australian government.

"We have made representations to the Indonesian Government about the release of individuals convicted for their role in the Bali bombings, noting the distress it would cause victims and families," an Australian department of foreign affairs and trade spokesperson told AFP.

"Ultimately, these are matters for the Government of Indonesia and its domestic legal processes."

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong will attend a memorial ceremony Wednesday at Canberra's Bali consulate, an Australian diplomat told AFP.

Source AFP

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