Marites Laurente, the sister of Filipina drug convict Mary Jane Veloso, pleads for mercy on arrival at Nusakambangan port. Photo / Getty

Bali nine :Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso of the Philippines spared – ‘Miracles do come true’

  Indonesian migrant workers hold candles during a vigil in support of Filipina drug convict and death row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso. Photo / Getty Indonesia has confirmed the only woman who was to be executed alongside Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has been given a reprieve. Attorney-General spokesman Tony Spontana confirmed […]

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Raji Sukumaran is surrounded by the media as she visits her son Myuran Sukumaran at Kerobokan jai. Photo / Sonny Tumbelaka

How Indonesia is cutting execution costs to $20,000 of Australian Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will cost about AUSD $20,000 apiece. Photo / Getty Images Indonesia has allocated around AUS $20,000 (NZD $20,700) for each prisoner in its ‘execution budget’ to kill Australian Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran this weekend and chose Nusakambangan Island for the venue because it […]

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Antony de Malmanche, New Zealander accused of smuggling drugs into Indonesia was set to kick off in Bali

The trial of a New Zealander accused of smuggling drugs into Indonesia was set to kick off today. Antony de Malmanche, 52, was arrested at Denpasar International Airport and charged with carrying 1.7kg of methamphetamine in his backpack on December 1. He had travelled to Hong Kong to meet his internet girlfriend, ‘Jessie’, before flying […]

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Eight convicted Bali drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, face imminent execution

Eight convicted drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, will be transferred to an Indonesian prison island this week for imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency, an official said on Monday. Among the eight are Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, the ringleaders of a group of nine Australians arrested in 2005 for attempting to […]

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