Indonesia's plan to execute Australians tests bilateral ties

February 13, 2015 9:50 PM

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Bilateral ties between Indonesia and Australia were being tested following Indonesia's plans to execute two Australian nationals for smuggling drugs into its territory.

Indonesian authorities were finalising preparations to execute the two Australian citizens, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, as their pleas for commuting their death sentences to life imprisonment were rejected by a local court in Bali earlier this month, according to a Xinhua report.

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