Australia Asks Indonesia for Mercy for 2 Death Row Prisoners

February 12, 2015 12:43 AM

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Australia's foreign minister on Thursday called on the Indonesian government to show the same mercy to two Australian drug traffickers on death row as Indonesia seeks from countries where Indonesian citizens face execution.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop moved a motion in Parliament on Thursday calling for clemency for Australians Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31. The opposition party supported the motion, in a show of bipartisan support for saving the heroin smugglers.

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