WRAPUP 4-Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay drug-convict executions

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By Kanupriya Kapoor and Jane Wardell CILACAP,

Indonesia/SYDNEY, – Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute from Australia and the Philippines to spare nationals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a challenge. Australia began the day with a plea for a stay in the execution of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, saying reports that their trial had been tainted by corruption needed to be investigated. Minister Julie Bishop said allegations that judges requested money to commute the death sentences were “very serious” and called into question the integrity of the process. ,

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