At a preliminary hearing in Indonesia’s state administrative court, Justice Hendro Puspito has just now dismissed Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s application to challenge President Joko Widodo’s refusal to grant them clemency from the death penalty.
“[Their presence] will cause problem to the other prisoners on death row here. We have over 50 of them. It will stress them out, the longer they stay here before the execution. What if they developed a sense of solidarity? What if they bond with the rest of the prisoners? We need to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
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