Australians on death row in Indonesia make last ditch effort to Avoid Execution

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The 2 Australians on death row in Indonesia for smuggling drugs have made a last ditch effort to get clemency from the country’s president as the lawyers of the men have filed a legal challenge in the country’s highest court.

On Monday,  an administrative court had thrown out a challenge by Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who face imminent execution by firing squad.

According to Reuters, the lawyer who filed the review request on Thursday said the constitutional reviews were not intended to directly impede the execution of the pair, but said her team hoped the government would wait until a court verdict was reached.

She further revealed that this last process could take several months to reach an outcome.

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has severally denied clemency to the prisoners in the midst of global appeal for the prisoners to be spared an execution.

The Constitutional Court is expected to decide within two weeks whether or not it will hear the case.

Chan and Sukumaran are amongst 10 drugs convicts including aNigerian, who are currently on death row and due to be executed on the prison island of Nusakambangan for drug related offences.

Others in the group include citizens of France, Brazil, the Philippines, Ghana and Indonesia.

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