Australia Seeks Prisoner Swap to Halt Indonesia Executions

March 5, 2015 5:53 AM

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Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday she has proposed a prisoner swap with Indonesia in order to spare the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who are set to be executed.

Bishop spoke to reporters after a vigil outside parliament in Canberra, saying she spoke by phone with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

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