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Jakarta Post

Bali Nine death row inmate loses final appeal

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Mon, June 20 2011   /  08:00 am

Andrew Chan, an Australian national convicted of an attempted drug smuggling case, and the ringleader of the so-called Bali Nine, has lost his final appeal against the death penalty following a Supreme Court ruling.

Chan’s lawyer, Todung Mulya Lubis, confirmed that the May 11 ruling upheld the sentence. He said he had not further studied the ruling, which was posted on the court’s website Friday, to understand the legal grounds.

“We have just found out that Chan’s appeal was overruled by the Supreme Court,” Todung told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

“We’re very disappointed with the ruling because our client does not deserve the death sentence. He has admitted his guilt, expressed remorse and has improved himself during his time in prison.”

Chan, who is incarcerated in Kerobokan penitentiary in Denpasar, appealed to get his death penalty commuted ...