Last Update: Saturday, August 9, 2003. 8:13am (AEST)
Amrozi smiles after being convicted for his role in the Bali bombings. (AFP)
Amrozi signs on to appeal
Lawyers for convicted Bali bomber Amrozi are expected to file an appeal against their client's death sentence on Monday.
Amrozi has signed a document allowing the appeal, despite earlier saying he was willing to face a firing squad.
Amrozi grinned and gave the thumbs up to a packed courtroom on Thursday, when a panel of judges sentenced him to death for helping to plan the Bali bombings.
He had instructed his legal team not to appeal against the decision.
But yesterday lawyers for Amrozi visited their client in a police cell and obtained the signature needed to launch an appeal against the death sentence.
Chief defence lawyer Wirawan Adnan says Amrozi is not seeking leniency, but he believes his life is not in the hands of judges.
He says his client does not want to be a "whiner" by asking for their mercy.
Amrozi's lawyers will not appeal on the basis their client is innocent, rather that he has been denied due process.
The appeal will be lodged with Bali's High Court on Monday.
Legal experts say a second appeal could be made to Indonesia's national court, a process that could take six months to a year.
Finally there could be a mercy plea direct to Indonesia's President Megawati Sukarnoputri.
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