Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Firdia Lisnawati, File

Final challenge to appeal Bali Nine executions fails

A LAST-ditch effort from lawyers of the Bali Nine pair to save their clients from the firing squad has failed.

The transfer of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from Kerobokan Prison to an island for the executions was delayed last week.

Yesterday, the nation's state administrative court heard arguments from lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis that Indonesian President Joko Widodo should reconsider their clemency bid, ABC has reported.

The court threw out the challenge on grounds it did not have jurisdiction over presidential decrees

Mr Mulya earlier told ABC he believed there was strong legal ground for the case.

Despite public vigils across Australia and appeals for mercy from Australian leaders, Mr Widodo has refused to grant the pair clemency from the death penalty over their roles as ringleaders of a heroin smuggling group.

But Mr Widodo has publicly confirmed he considered the pair's clemency bids as part of 64 such bids, rather than separately.

It is unclear whether the case will affect the government's decision.


Domino’s staff ’terrorised’ with shocking violence

Premium Content Domino’s staff ’terrorised’ with shocking violence

Stanthorpe riders report being pelted with glass and bottles and targeted through...

Hefty tariffs dries up Granite Belt wine exports to China

Premium Content Hefty tariffs dries up Granite Belt wine exports to China

Tensions have escalated in the trade war, with producers facing up to 200 per cent...

MAP: Where to find sunflowers on the Southern Downs

Premium Content MAP: Where to find sunflowers on the Southern Downs

Save the search with these top spots and hidden locations for Instagram perfection.