Relatives of Australians who died in the 2005 Bali bombings were spared the injustice of seeing some of the men responsible handed sentence cuts on Wednesday’s anniversary.

Wednesday, October 1 marks three years since three suicide bombers attacked popular seafood cafes on the Indonesian resort island. Twenty people died, including the four Australians, and more than 100 were injured.

Hundreds of Indonesian prisoners were on Wednesday granted sentence cuts to mark the start of the Islamic holiday Idul Fitri.

But nine Bali bombers – four convicted over the 2005 attacks and five locked up for their roles in the 2002 bombings – were not among them.

It was reported last month that the nine were in line for one to two-month sentence cuts, which are granted twice a year by Indonesia to mark days of significance for the country.

Bali’s Kerobokan Prison had recommended one-month sentence cuts for the four 2005 bombers, who are serving terms ranging from eight to 18 years.

It had also recommended two-month cuts for the five men involved in the 2002 attacks, which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.

But there was no decision today from the Justice Ministry on any remissions for the nine bombers.

“The convicted Bali bombers have not yet received their Lebaran remissions. I don’t know why,” Kerobokan prison warden Yon Suharyono told reporters.

“This decision is up to the Justice Ministry.”

At a memorial service in Bali on Wednesday, Indonesian survivors of the 2005 attacks said they were focussed on healing, not on the fates of the bombers.

“I am not really concerned about remissions because the punishments that any human being gives to them is nothing compared to the punishment that awaits them from God,” said Heru Djatmiko, who lost his mother and nephew in 2005.

“It doesn’t really matter if they are given remissions or get a heavier punishment, it won’t bring my mum and nephew back.

“I’m still healing and dwelling on that sort of thing doesn’t help at all. I try not to focus on the negative, but on the positive to keep the beautiful memories of my mother and nephew alive.”

Putu Swadesi, who was paralysed in the 2005 attacks and proved the doctors wrong by learning to walk again, said she did not waste time thinking about the bombers.

“I don’t care about remissions, that’s not important,” she said.

“I try to focus on the positive. I am alive.”