Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

2015-03-06 08:14

Australia has formally complained to Indonesia over the treatment of two men facing the firing squad, PM Tony Abbott says, amid reports their execution could be delayed for up to 10 days.

Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom

2015-03-05 16:01

Australia's foreign minister says she had proposed a prisoner swap to her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad.

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

2015-03-04 13:12

Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia have been transferred to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was “revolted” by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers

2015-03-03 22:16

Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.

Abbott strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

2015-02-26 13:14

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has struck a conciliatory tone after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

Indonesia rejects Australians’ execution appeal

2015-02-24 11:10

An Indonesian judge has rejected an appeal from two Australian men due to be executed in Indonesia after President Joko Widodo denied them clemency.

Australian FM calls Indonesia to ease tensions

2015-02-21 09:59

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called on Indonesia to give two Australians on death row an “indefinite stay of execution” as she clarified her PM’s comments linking their fate to aid, reports say.

Abbott plays down bullying claims against Indonesia

2015-02-19 12:10

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has played down allegations of bullying Indonesia as a diplomatic rift deepens between the neighbours over Jakarta's planned executions of two Australian drug smugglers.

Abbott uses aid to pressure Indonesia over executions

2015-02-18 12:01

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Indonesia to remember Canberra's significant help in dealing with the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as he ramped up pressure to spare two Australians on death row.

Indonesia moving 2 Aussies, 5 others for execution

2015-02-16 19:17

Indonesian officials have said that eight convicted drug smugglers would be transferred to a prison island this week for imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency.


Death-row Nigerian says last goodbye to Indonesian lover

2015-03-06 08:02

A Nigerian man facing execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling has written a heart rendering letter to say a final goodbye to his lover, a report says.

Indonesia says to press ahead with executions

2015-03-05 14:27

Indonesia’s security minister says Jakarta would press ahead with the execution of two Australian drug smugglers and other foreign convicts, ruling out an offer of a prisoner swap put forwards by Canberra.

Strong quake strikes off west Indonesia

2015-03-03 22:16

A strong earthquake has struck off western Indonesia, but there was no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning has been issued.

New aircraft tracking method to be tested

2015-03-01 21:00

Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia will be trialling a world first system that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans.

Australia 'very disappointed' at Indonesia death row ruling

2015-02-25 11:11

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is "very disappointed" the latest bid to spare two Australians on death row in Indonesia has failed, as lawyers urged they not be killed before an appeal is heard.

Indonesia recalls envoy to Brazil amid row over execution

2015-02-21 12:02

Indonesia has recalled its new ambassador to Brazil after the South American country postponed a ceremony sealing his appointment, Jakarta says.

Indonesia postpones executions

2015-02-21 07:57

Indonesia has postponed plans to execute eight drug convicts on death row for up to three weeks, citing a delay in preparations, the attorney general’s office says.

Threats have no place in diplomacy, Indonesia tells Australia

2015-02-18 15:58

Indonesia’s foreign ministry has told Australia that nobody responds well to threats as tensions mount over the looming execution of two Australian drug smugglers.

Indonesia brushes off tourism warning over Bali Nine

2015-02-17 10:13

Indonesia has brushed off a warning that the expected executions of two Australian men on death row for drug trafficking could prompt Australians to stop visiting the country, reports say.

Abbott threatens repercussions over 'Bali Nine' executions

2015-02-16 09:55

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Indonesia of the potential for diplomatic fallout if Jakarta goes ahead with the looming execution of two Australian citizens on death row for drug charges.

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