Relatives of the victims have waited a long time for the sentences to be carried out [AFP]

The three men convicted of deadly bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali have been executed by firing squad after more than six years.

It has been a long wait for the survivors and the relatives of the 2002 victims.

2002

October 12:
Blasts in the Kuta Beach nightclub area on the tourist island of Bali kill 202 people, including 88 Australians. The Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group is blamed for the attacks.

November 5: Indonesian police arrest the first suspect, a mechanic called Amrozi from East Java.

November 21: Police arrest the alleged chief planner of the bombings, Imam Samudra, a 33-year-old engineer from West Java.

December 4: Amrozi's older brother, Mukhlas, a Muslim preacher also known as Ali Ghuffron, is arrested in central Java. He is alleged to be the operational chief of JI in Southeast Asia.

2003

May 12: Amrozi goes on trial, charged with plotting the attacks and buying the explosives. He is dubbed the "smiling bomber" for his apparent delight during court appearances.

June 2: Imam Samudra goes on trial.

June 16: Mukhlas's trial opens. One week later he retracts all statements, saying he was tortured into making his confessions.

August 7: Survivors of the bombing applaud in court as Amrozi is found guilty and is sentenced to death.

September 10: Imam Samudra is found guilty of masterminding the attacks and is sentenced to death.

October 2: Mukhlas is sentenced to death. He pleads for a reduction to his sentence, and says he will appeal.

2006

July 25: An official from Bali's district attorney's office says the three may be executed in August.

August 21: Indonesia delays executions of the three bombers, as defence lawyers plan to request a Supreme Court judicial review.

2007

September 12: The three Bali bombers say they will not seek a presidential pardon after the Supreme Court throws out Amrozi's final appeal.

2008

May 12: Amrozi remarries his ex-wife, though he is not present at the ceremony.

August 6: Lawyers for the three men lodge a legal challenge on Indonesia's method of execution, saying that death by firing squad is inhumane.

October 1: The three men celebrate their last Eid al-Fitr in prison and warn that their deaths will be avenged.

October 20: Indonesia's constitutional court overrules the bombers' petition and upholds the use of firing squad for executions.

October 24: Attorney general's office sets execution date for early November.

November 9: The three men are executed on Nusakambangan island.

Source: Agencies