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Bali Nine duo's lawyer vows to keep fighting

April 6, 2015 6:34 pm

A further legal challenge by two Australians facing execution is just an attempt to buy more time alive, Indonesia’s attorney-general says.

Muhammad Prasetyo has welcomed a Jakarta court’s decision to deny Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran the chance to appeal their death sentences by challenging the president’s refusal to consider clemency.

Chan and Sukumaran had argued that Joko Widodo did not give proper consideration to their pleas for clemency.

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“It was an unusual legal effort, so what has been decided by the State Administration Court was a right [decision],” Mr Prasetyo said.

Chan and Sukumaran’s lawyers have vowed to launch a constitutional court challenge next.

“This, I feel … is proof that they intend to buy time only, by playing with our law,” Mr Prasetyo said.

“I think this is enough, I am saying this is enough – the legal process has been done.”

The attorney-general said the two convicted drug smugglers had now exhausted all legal avenues, a view shared by the head of the state’s legal team.

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