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Indonesia Firing Squad Ready to Execute 'Bali Nine' in Drug Plot

By    |   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 06:45 AM

An Indonesian firing squad has been readied to execute a group called the "Bali Nine" convicted on drug charges, despite renewed efforts from foreign countries to stop the  deaths scheduled some time this week.

The group – which includes two Australians, four Nigerians, a Brazilian, a Filipino and an Indonesian – was convicted in plot to smuggle 8.3 kilograms of heroin from Bali in 2005, according to The Guardian.

Six people, including five foreigners, were killed by firing squad in the first round of executions on Jan. 18, including a Dutch and Brazilian citizen.

Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop told The Guardian that he suggested to Indonesia Monday that going through with the mass execution would "harm Indonesia’s international standing."

"I've called on the president of Indonesia to reconsider his refusal to grant clemency and I do not believe it is too late for a change of heart," said Bishop, pointing out that Indonesian president Joko Widodo had called for other countries to spare Indonesian citizens on death row in the past.

"I ask no more of Indonesia than it has asked of other nations where Indonesian citizens are on death row, including for serious drug offences," Bishop added. Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are scheduled to be executed as part of the Bali Nine, noted The Guardian.

The attorneys for Chan and Sukumaran, Julian McMahon, told Channel 9 News in Australia that they refused to sign their death warrants in a final court hearing.

"The way Myuran conducted himself reflected the depth and strength of his character," McMahon told Channel 9 News. "He was calm, composed and straightforward given what had just been said to him."

"When he received the 72-hour notice, he remained dignified and peaceful. He spoke with courtesy and clarity to a hushed room explaining why he felt to proceed to execution was unjust."

Channel 9 reported that Chan told the Indonesian court that his 10 years in prison has reformed him and he wanted another chance to live.

"I have helped other inmates as much as I can and I still do and that's not me talking, you will hear that from a lot of people, the ones I have helped," Chan told prosecutors, according to Channel 9.

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