It has been confirmed that Indonesia’s Attorney General has ordered that Australia’s Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will not be transferred to the execution island. The general made it clear that this was just a delay and that the execution will still be going as planned.
The convicted drug smugglers were given three reasons for their delay. They include; on ‘compassionate grounds’ in order to spend more time with their families, that the cells on ‘execution island’ were not ‘ready’ and that an execution was unable to go ahead due to ‘mental illness’ of a Brazilian prisoner.
This delay has been seen as a window of opportunity for lawyers of the pair to argue a stop the execution; having the Indonesian President pardon them. Lawyers have accused the President for breaching standards of good governance by failing to individually consider each case on the merits before rejecting Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s please for clemency.
Six living Prime Ministers have all called for clemency for the duo; Julia Gillarrd, Kevin Rudd, John Howard, Paul Keating, Bob Hawke and Malcolm Fraser.
— TEN Eyewitness News (@channeltennews) February 17, 2015
Source: Seven News, News Ltd.