Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be transferred to Nusakambangan Island

Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be transferred to Nusakambangan Island

Bali’s chief prosecutor has announced the transfer of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to Nusakambangan Island where they will await execution within 48 hours.

The date of transfer had been delayed by Indonesia’s ill preparations for the execution, with investments in legal appeals from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Ms Bishop says the transfer is devastating news.

“I am dismayed by reports that Andrew and Myuran are to be transferred by Indonesian authorities in preparation for their execution,” she said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

“Given their rehabilitation, it is callous for these executions to proceed.”

The duo will be allowed to bring personal belongings with them, but their families will not be able to visit them on Wednesday, as preparations for the move will restrict access.

Indonesian lawyers for Chan and Sukumaran have released a statement calling on the Attorney-General to refrain from executing the Australians while legal action is underway

The statement said the men had challenged the dismissal to their appeal in the Jakarta State Administrative Court on Monday.

Indonesia’s attorney general Prasetyo said on Monday that legal appeals pending for Chan and Sukumaran would not have any impact on the executions.

Due to their celemency appeals being rejected by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the attorney general said the appeals could be considered largely irrelevant.


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