Indonesia delays moving Australian death row prisoners

Indonesian authorities have decided to give the prisoners facing death sentence for drug trafficking more times with their families. The decision follows intense pressure from the Australian government.

Australian citizens Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were arrested in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8.3 kilograms (18.3 pounds) of heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort of Bali, and convicted to death as ringleaders of the smuggling plot. Seven other members in their gang received prison sentences ranging from 20 years to life.

The authorities planned to move a group of prisoners including the Australians from a prison in Bali to a maximum security prison in central Java, where the convicts were to face a firing squad. No date has been set for the executions.
 
 
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Source News: DW