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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bali Nine clemency bid continues

Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran
The Australian government will keep pushing for clemency for Bali Nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan while their lawyers fight for another appeal.

"No we haven't had any update," Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told the Nine Network on Monday.

"The legal proceedings are still underway and I don't expect to see any change or any information emanating from the government until such time as the legal avenues have been fully pursued."

Sukumaran and Chan have yet to be given a date for their execution on an Indonesian prison island for the 2005 Bali Nine heroin smuggling plot.

Their lawyers will go back to court on Wednesday to fight for another appeal.

Ms Bishop says the government's stance remains the same.

"We will continue to make representations that these men should be granted clemency," she said.

"We will continue to make those representations to the Indonesian government, but while they're still alive there is still hope."

Source: AAP, March 23, 2015

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