On the 12th October 2002 two bombs one inside a nightclub and one outside it, killed 202 people of which 27 were British.
A memorial to the victims is situated on Horse Guards at the bottom of the Clive Steps next to the Churchill War Rooms. It comprises a centrepiece of a free standing 5ft grey marble sphere engraved with 202 doves. Around it the pavement is engraved with the words “You were robbed of life your spirit enriches ours”. Behind it is a curved curtain wall describing a quarter of a circle with what looks like 2 stone benches. On the wall is inscribed the names of all the victims.
Indonesia tightens security before the execution of the Bali bombings
Published on Monday, October 27, 2008
Indonesia has stepped up security at major installations across the country to guard against possible attacks before the execution next month of three Bali bombers, police said Monday.
“The National Police issued an order to all regional police across Indonesia to enhance security in vital installations to anticipate possible terrorist attacks or sabotage,” national detective chief Susnoduaji Police told AFP.
Officials said that three extremists convicted for the 2002 Bali bombings would be executed in early November.
Extremists Amrozi, Imam Samudra and Mukhlas (photo) against a team firing on attacks on nightclubs overflowing the resort island that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists.
They were sentenced to death in 2003, but implementation has been delayed repeatedly by a series of appeals and religious considerations that have failed.
Susnoduaji said the vital installations under increased security included the main contributors to the economy such as power plants and deposits of fuel oil and gas company owned PT Pertamina.
An official from large power plants in Cilacap in Central Java, near a prison island where the convicted bombers were being held, confirmed that security in the region has been strengthened with the paramilitary deployed more police.
were also reinforced security elite anti-terrorist police near the village of Amrozi and Mukhlas in East Java province in anticipation of their execution.
Executions in Indonesia are by firing squad shooting, usually performed at night in undisclosed locations after the prisoner receives at least 72 hours notice.