Indonesia says to press ahead with executions, rules out Australian offer

Indonesia`s security minister said Thursday that 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 forward by Canberra. 

AFP| Updated: Mar 05, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

Jakarta: Indonesia`s security minister said Thursday that 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 forward by Canberra. 

"In accordance with the president`s order, the death penalty handed to the convicts will still be conducted," Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno told reporters in Jakarta.