Bali Nine leaders given brief reprieve from execution

TWO Australians listed for execution in Indonesia have been given a brief reprieve, while the country's president has confirmed Jakarta will not be taking up Australia's offer for a prisoner swap.

Indonesia's justice and human rights minister, Yasonna Laoly, told the ABC there would be a "short delay" to the next round of executions, which includes drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

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Other media have been told the delay was up to 10 days by a source the ABC understood to be senior within the ministry responsible for timing the executions.

Officials and lawyers representing foreigners on death row believed the delays might have been partly caused by unresolved legal processes involving five of the 11 people listed for the next round of executions.

Sukumaran and Chan fall into that category, with both pursuing legal appeals or challenges.

More on this at ABC News


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