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Indonesia’s Looming Executions Trigger International Anger

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Indonesia is facing an international backlash as it prepares to execute 10 convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday, with Australia issuing a last-ditch appeal for clemency for two of its citizens.

The Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were on Saturday given a 72-hour notice period before their execution, Tony Spontana, spokesman for the Indonesian attorney general’s office, said by text message. French President Francois Hollande has said there will be “consequences” if one of its citizens is put to death.