INDONESIA. AUTHORITIES POSTPONE EXECUTION OF TWO BROTHERS FOR MURDER
September 27, 2005: Indonesian authorities postponed the scheduled execution of two brothers on death row for a premeditated triple murder. Sadawa Hia, 23, and Taroni Hia, 26, were to face a paramilitary firing squad at an undisclosed location in West Sumatra province on September 28, provincial chief prosecutor Antasari Azhar told journalists. Lawyers for the condemned men had earlier filed a demand for a case review, he said.Â
"I will seek guidance from the Supreme court, and therefore the execution is postponed," he said.
Then-president Megawati Sukarnoputri had rejected the brothers' demand for clemency in July 2004.
The Hia brothers were sentenced to death in March 2002 for killing three members of a family during a robbery in the West Sumatran town of Maninjau in December 2001. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 27/09/2005)