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Sydney vigil for Chan, Sukumaran

Members of the Mercy Campaign at a vigil Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan in front of Kerobokan Prison, Bali, on March 3. AAP Image/Johannes Christo

Members of the Mercy Campaign at a vigil Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan in front of Kerobokan Prison, Bali, on March 3. AAP Image/Johannes Christo

A vigil will be held outside the Indonesian consulate in Sydney on Monday in support of condemned Bali Nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Chan, 31, and Sukumaran, 34, were formally given 72 hours notice of their executions on Saturday.

The men could be executed as soon as Tuesday.

Foreign minister Julie Bishop has said the government will continue to seek clemency from Indonesian President Widodo for both men.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called Chan and Sukumaran ”well and truly reformed characters” after a decade spent in prison for a foiled heroin smuggling plot.

The vigil will be held from 4pm near the consulate in Maroubra.

Parliamentary secretary to the foreign minister Steve Ciobo is concerned by reports of corruption surrounding the judicial process.

‘I think Australians want to know the … process has been free of the taint of corruption,’ he told ABC radio.

While legal proceedings were afoot it would be inappropriate to go ahead with the executions, he said.


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