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Australia Floats Prisoner Swap To Save Indonesia Pair - Yahoo News

. Sydney (AFP) - Australia on Thursday suggested a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th hour bid to save two drug smugglers facing execution, while voicing "deep concern" about Jakarta's international reputation if they are killed. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug trafficking gang, could be shot within days after being moved on Wednesday to the Indonesian island where they are due to face a firing squad. Authorities must give convicts 72 hours' notice before they are image source executed and in a last-ditch effort to save them Foreign Minister Julie Bishop proposed a prisoner swap. She said she had spoken to her counterpart Retno Marsudi in what was reportedly "a very tense phone call". "I've spoken to her on a number of occasions about this, and I wanted to explore any other avenues or visit homepage opportunities to save the lives of these two young men who have been so remarkably rehabilitated," Bishop told ABC radio.
More: http://news.yahoo.com/australia-pm-attends-vigil-indonesia-death-row-inmates-214208980.html

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