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14 Feb, 2015

It’s the geopolitics, stupid: Australia threatens Indonesia with travel boycott

Australians may reconsider travel to Indonesia if the two Australian convicted drug couriers currently on death row are executed by firing squad as expected, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has warned.

Authorities in Indonesia are finalising plans to move Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from Bali to their execution place on a prison island off Java, however a date for the transfer is yet to be determined.

Ms Bishop on Friday described the situation as “tense” as the execution of the two drug smugglers loomed in Indonesia.

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