Indonesia’s stance ‘clear’ on Australians’ executions: Widodo – Channel NewsAsia


Indonesia’s stance ‘clear’ on Australians’ executions: Widodo – Channel NewsAsia.

via Indonesia’s stance ‘clear’ on Australians’ executions: Widodo – Channel NewsAsia.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country’s stance is “clear” on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia’s prime minister that he is “carefully considering” his position.

 

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country’s stance is “clear” on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia’s prime minister that he is “carefully considering” his position.

The executions by firing squad of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug smuggling gang, are believed to be imminent.

Their appeals for presidential clemency, typically the final chance of avoiding death, were recently rejected by Widodo, and a court this week dismissed a bid to challenge that decision.