Australian PM Abbott threatens repercussions over Indonesia executions

February 15, 2015 11:59 PM

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Australian PM Abbott threatens repercussions over Indonesia executions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Indonesia of the potential for diplomatic fallout if Jakarta goes ahead with the looming execution of two Australian citizens on death row for drugs charges.

Indonesia has harsh penalties for drug trafficking and resumed executions in 2013 after a five-year gap. Five foreigners were among six people executed last month, the first executions since President Joko Widodo took office in October.

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