Australians on Indonesia death row moved to execution island

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Two convicted Australian drug smugglers are being transferred from a Bali prison to an island for execution, despite international criticism

Australian death row prisoners Andrew Chan (C) and Myuran Sukumaran (L) are seen in a holding cell waiting to attend a review hearing in the District Court of Denpasar on the Indonesian island of Bali, in this October 8, 2010 photograph

Andrew Chan (C) and Myuran Sukumaran (L), pictured in a holding cell in Bali in 2010 Photo: REUTERS/Nyoman Budhiana/Antara
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ByAFP

Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were taken from their Bali prison Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was “revolted” by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug smuggling gang, left the island’s Kerobokan jail in a convoy of two armoured cars surrounded by security forces and a scrum of journalists, and were taken to Bali airport.

The pair, sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia, were woken up in the early hours and given a…

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