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Australian on death row seeks Indonesia clemency

15-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

An Australian drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia has appealed for clemency from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a prison official said on Sunday.

Andrew Chan, 28, lost a court appeal against his death sentence in June over a 2005 plot to smuggle eight kilograms of heroin into Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

‘Andrew Chan’s lawyer on Thursday submitted the clemency request to the president,’ Kerobokan prison chief I Gusti Ngurah Wiratna told AFP, adding that last week was the deadline for his clemency request.

Chan was one of the so-called ‘Bali Nine’ smuggling gang, two of whom are on death row. The rest are serving lengthy sentences including life terms.

In a file photo taken on October 8, 2010, Australian Andrew Chan, a member of the so called Bali Nine gang, attends his trial in Denpasar on the island of Bali. -- PHOTO: AFP


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