Indonesia rejects clemency for two of Australian 'Bali Nine' drug offenders

January 22, 2015 10:06 AM

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DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia on Thursday rejected pleas for clemency for two Australians convicted of drug offences and is expected to go ahead with their executions, a move bound to strain already fragile ties between the two countries.

Australia had sought clemency for two members of the so-called Bali Nine, who were arrested in 2005 at Bali airport for attempting to smuggle 8 kg (18 lb) of heroin into Australia.

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