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Australia Lobbies Indonesia To Save 2 Death Row Prisoners - Abc News

Bishop said she had spoken on Monday night to the pair's more... devastated families who were in Indonesia pleading for their lives. The prisoners are being held in Kerobokan Penitentiary on the tourist island of Bali . Sukumaran and Chan visite site learned last week that their applications for judicial reviews of their death sentences have been rejected. Australia has abolished capital punishment and opposes executions of any Australian overseas. Abbott will not say whether he will recall Australia's ambassador from Jakarta if the executions go ahead. Indonesia said last week it was preparing to execute by firing squad eight drug smugglers, including the two Australians. The pair were the ringleaders of a group of nine Australians who were arrested in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8.3 kilograms (18.3 pounds) of heroin to Australia from Bali. The group has been dubbed the "Bali Nine" by Australian media. All have been convicted of drug smuggling but only two were sentenced to death.
More: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/australia-lobbies-indonesia-save-death-row-prisoners-28844468

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