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Cablegate: Poso 3 Executions Scheduled for August 12

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8603
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS PRIORITY
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA PRIORITY 9830
RUEHJA/AMCONSUL SURABAYA PRIORITY 1428

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DEPT FOR EAP, EAP/IET, DRL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINS PGOV KJUS ID
SUBJECT: POSO 3 EXECUTIONS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 12

REF: A. JAKARTA 4365 CENTRAL SULAWESI: "POSO 3" CLEMENCY
APPEAL REJECTED
B. JAKARTA 10037 AGO THREATENS TO EXECUTE BALI
BOMBERS
C. 01 JAKARTA 244

1. (SBU) The executions of the so-called "Poso 3"-Fabianus
Tibo, Dominggus da Silva and Martinus Riwu-in Central
Sulawesi following their 2001 convictions for mass murder,
torture and arson, have been scheduled to take place on
August 12. The three were found guilty of a series of brutal
murders between May 23 and June 30, 2000 in Poso, Central
Sulawesi (ref C). They have exhausted all avenues of appeal,
including clemency from the President, and their guilt
appears to be well established (ref A). The three convicts
and Tibo's family were notified of the impending execution by
the Central Sulawesi Prosecutor's Office on August 9. There
is speculation that the timing of the executions may be
linked to the Attorney General's recent announcement of a
date for the execution of the 2002 Bali Bombers (ref B).
PASCOE

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