Bombers get medical all-clear for death

By Cindy Wockner and Ian McPhedran

Herald Sun

November 07, 2008 12:01am

"A TEAM of police and prison doctors yesterday checked over the three Bali bombers, in a sign that their executions are very near. As defiant militants swarmed to the home of two of them, prison sources said four doctors did the checks and the men had submitted without argument.

The routine medical checks are done to use as comparison with the autopsies after the executions and include blood pressure and heart checks. In June, the medical checks were done on two Nigerian drug traffickers two days before their execution.

All non-jail workers yesterday were ordered away from the island where the bombers will be shot, and small boats are banned from the area. A source inside Batu prison - where Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra are being held for their part in the October 2002 murders of 202 people, including 88 Australians - said they had refused to see prosecutors who came to show them documents late on Wednesday."