Indonesia to execute two Australians for drug offences this month

February 6, 2015 7:01 AM

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Indonesia to execute two Australians for drug offences this month

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Australian members of the "Bali Nine" drug trafficking ring, arrested in Bali in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8 kg (18 lb) of heroin to Australia, will be executed this month, a government official said on Friday, ignoring clemency pleas from their home country.

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are among eight prisoners due to be executed as President Joko Widodo pursues a hardline approach to drug offences, drawing criticism from rights activists at home and abroad.

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