Australia seeks last-ditch deal to save pair from execution in Indonesia

February 12, 2015 12:51 AM

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Australia seeks last-ditch deal to save pair from execution in Indonesia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is pursuing a last-ditch deal with Indonesia to save two of its citizens from imminent execution on drugs charges, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday, in a case that threatens to strain already fragile relations.

Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, are among eight prisoners due to be executed after Indonesian President Joko Widodo rejected their clemency pleas last month.

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