Indonesia rejects Australians’ execution appeal
24 February 2015, 10:32
Jakarta - An Indonesian judge has rejected
an appeal from two Australian men due to be executed in Indonesia after
President Joko Widodo denied them clemency, their lawyer said on Tuesday.
"According to the judge, the
president's rejection of [the] clemency petition is not an administrative act
so this court does not have the jurisdiction to accept our case," said
Todung Mulya Lubis, a lawyer for the two Australians on death row.
"We plan to appeal today's court
decision. We have two weeks to file an appeal. If the law is respected, the
execution should be postponed until the legal process is over."
Australia has been pursuing an
eleventh-hour campaign to save the lives of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew
Chan, 31, two members of the so-called Bali Nine, convicted in 2005 as the
ringleaders of a plot to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.