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Australian convicts moved to execution site

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 00:46

Armoured vans transfer two Australian convicts to an Indonesian island for planned execution. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived at a port in central Java on Wednesday (March 4) for their transfer to an island for execution along with other foreigners, underlining Indonesia's determination to use the death penalty despite international criticism. Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, arrived in an armoured truck at the heavily guarded port, where they then travelled by ferry to the island of Nusakambangan, where executions are carried out. No members of the public are allowed onto the island, only family members and religious leaders who have received a special permit from the authorities. Chan and Sukumaran were convicted in 2005 as the ringleaders of the so-called Bali Nine, who were arrested at Denpasar airport for trying to smuggle 8 kg (18 lb) of heroin to Australia. The Australian government has stressed they have been rehabilitated in prison, where they mentored younger inmates, and has warned of potential political repercussions if the executions go ahead. A Frenchman and a Brazilian are already on the island. Also facing execution are citizens of the Philippines, Ghana and Nigeria as well as Indonesia. Indonesia's attorney general's office confirmed the transfer but has yet to give the traditional public 72-hour notice of any execution.

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Australian convicts moved to execution site

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 00:46