Monday, 16 February 2015
Indonesia moves 2 Aussies, 5 other foreigners for execution
Raji Sukumaran, left, the mother of condemned Australian Myuran Sukumaran, arrives at a prison to visit her son in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop moved a motion in Parliament last week calling for clemency for the Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan. The opposition party supported the motion, in a show of bipartisan support for saving the heroin smugglers. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Despite plea from International appeals for clemency, Indonesia has moved 7 of its prison inmates to be executed to an Indonesian Prison on an Island for execution.
Among the eight are Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, the ringleaders of a group of nine Australians arrested in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8.3 kilograms (18.3 pounds) of heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The seven other members of the group — dubbed the "Bali Nine" by Australian media — have received prison sentences ranging from 20 years to life.
Lawyers for the two Australians, who are currently being held at a Bali prison, filed a complaint in an administrative court last week to challenge Jokowi's rejection of the appeals, arguing that it was made without consideration of their remorse and rehabilitation. A hearing on the complaint is scheduled for next week.