Both sides of politics agree on one thing: mercy for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Former Prime Ministers have united to appeal for the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

As two Australians face execution by firing squad in Bali, six former Prime Ministers have come together in an effort to save their lives.

The Australian reported the former leaders distributed statements pleading for mercy from the Indonesian government.

The front page of The Australian today, showing the six prime ministers and their pleas.

Kevin Rudd

“As a deep, long-standing friend of Indonesia, I would respectfully request an act of clemency.”

Julia Gillard

“I would find it heartbreaking if such extraordinary efforts to become of good character were not met with an act of mercy.”

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John Howard

“Mercy being shown in such circumstances would not weaken the deterrent effect of Indonesia’s strong anti-drug laws.”

Paul Keating

“In this case, the penalty is out of all proportion to the crime.”

Bob Hawke

“I call on the Indonesian government to show mercy and clemenecyt to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Justice should be based on human understanding. These two men made a mistake when they were young and foolish.”

Malcolm Fraser

“We are very much opposed to the death penalty in Australia.”

Ask the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, to take mercy on Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, by signing the Mercy Campaign petition.