The latest on Bali 9 duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Indonesian president Joko Widodo has said the executions of 10 drug felons including Bali nine ringleaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will not be this week.
After an interview late last night with Al Jazzera in which he discussed the impending execution of the two Australian men and eight other drug felons it has been reported that the Indonesian president indicated off camera to a reporter that Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan would not be killed by firing squad this week, saying though it will be “soon”.
It has been speculated that the men would be killed this weekend – with Sunday night at midnight the most likely time. Reporter Step Vaessen tweeted that Mr Joko told her no executions this week.
It is expected that Indonesian attorney-general Muhammad Prasetyo will give a press conference this morning to announce the timing of the execution – and that the two men will then have 72 hours before they are killed alongside eight other drug felons.
Mr Prasetyo told local reporters overnight that “several things were still being organised and his office was always checking on progress in the field.”