Protests over Indonesia executions

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Published: Wednesday 29th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Australia will withdraw its ambassador from Indonesia in protest at the execution of two of its citizens for drug smuggling.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the executions of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, were “both cruel and unnecessary”.

Brazil said the execution of one of its citizens “marks a serious event in the relations between the two countries”.

In all eight people were executed, according to local media, including four Nigerians and an Indonesian man.

The Indonesian government refused to confirm the executions, but said a Philippine woman had been granted a reprieve.

Published: Wednesday 29th April 2015 by The News Editor

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