Widodo warns against intervention on execution plans

Australian Bali Nine inmate Andrew Chan
Australian Bali Nine inmate Andrew Chan FIRDIA LISNAWATI AP

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo has rejected any changes to plans to execute two Australians on death row, after a last-ditch appeal failed on Tuesday.

Mr Widodo said the government would push ahead with plans to execute Bali Nine heroin smuggling pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

He also said other countries should not intervene in Indonesia's "sovereign right to exercise our law", despite Indonesia's attempts to save its own citizens on death row abroad.

An Indonesian court on Tuesday rejected a bid from the pair's lawyers to get Mr Widodo to reconsider the penalty, ruling it did not have jurisdiction over presidential decrees.

A date is still yet to be set for the execution, which has been delayed.

Topics:  andrew chan bali nine joko widodo myuran sukumaran

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Boardriders season finally catches a wave

BIG WIN: Bryce Cameron wins the men's open at the Boardriders meet.

Waves arrive for Boardriders kick off

How to stop Facebook from grabbing your data

How Facebook can grab your data, and what to do to stop it

Farewell for surfing guardian

FITTING FAREWELL: There will be a paddle-out for Dan Davidson at 7am this Saturday at Wategos.

Paddle out for surfing stalwart.

Local Partners