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Australia Floats Prisoner Swap To Save Indonesia Pair - Yahoo News

"She undertook to pass on my comments to the president. View gallery Indonesian police vehicles carrying here. Australians on death row Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, arriv "I didn't go into any specific detail but I did note there were Australian prisoners in Jakarta and there were Indonesian prisoners in Australia and that we should explore some opportunity, a prison swap, a transfer, whether that could be done under Indonesian law." The Sydney Morning Herald reported that any deal could involve three Indonesians in prison in Australia over their role in an infamous 1998 drug bust. They were named as Kristito Mandagi, Saud Siregar and Ismunandar, the captain, chief officer and engineer respectively of a boat carrying 390 kilograms (860 pounds) of heroin that was seized near Port Macquarie, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Sydney. Bishop's comments followed news an impromptu bipartisan candlelight vigil for the pair outside the country's parliament in Canberra early Thursday, also attended by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, opposition Labor leader Bill Shorten and dozens of MPs. - Global implications - View gallery A boat delivers Indonesian police armored vehicles carrying Australians on death row Andrew Chan and Abbott, who on Wednesday expressed revulsion at the looming deaths, said he had requested a fitness final telephone call with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to again push for the men to be spared. "I can't guarantee that the request will be met," he said, while urging Indonesia to "pull back from this brink". "Don't just realise what is in your own best interests, but realise what is in your own best values," he said in parliament.
More: http://news.yahoo.com/australia-pm-attends-vigil-indonesia-death-row-inmates-214208980.html

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