Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Terror Killers Could Go Free

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Terror Killers Could Go Free

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A man whose brother died in the Bali bombings said he was shocked at news that those responsible may be freed on a legal technicality.

Ian Findley, 55, of West Pelton, County Durham, and Clive Walton, 32, of Sunderland, perished in the Al-Qaeda attack on the paradise island on October 12, 2002.

The Indonesian Constitutional Court ruled the anti-terrorism law used to convict the bombers was unconstitutional.

Indonesia's anti-terror laws, passed in the months after the Bali blasts, could not be used for crimes committed before their enactment, the court said.

It followed an appeal by Masykur Abdul Kadir, sentenced to 15 years in prison for helping the Bali bombers, that the anti-terror laws couldn't be applied retrospectively.

Now lawyers for 32 others convicted over the bombings said they expect many to appeal.

Mr Findley's brother, Brian, 54, said he was confident the bombers would not be freed. He said: "I am shocked this happened. …

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