Oz convict weds sweetheart as Indonesia execution looms

An Australian drug trafficker wedded his better half today on the Indonesian jail island where he is situated to be executed soon, his sibling said, encouraging the nation's leader to show sympathy to the love birds.

Andrew Chan, 31, wedded his Indonesian sweetheart Febyanti Herewila in a service on Nusakambangan Island, home to a few high-security penitentiaries, his sibling Michael said.

He could be executed by terminating squad when tomorrow, alongside seven other outside medication convicts, after powers at the weekend gave then formal notification of their executions.

"We've had an extraordinary day today," Michael Chan said as he declared the marriage in the wake of coming back from a visit to Nusakambangan. "We've celebrated with some family and close companions. "Ideally the president will demonstrate some sympathy, some benevolence, so these two youngsters can continue with their lives. "It's in the president's hands."

Chan met his future wife quite a long while prior when Herewila, a minister, started helping prisoners in the correctional facility where the Australian was detained.

Chan and individual Australian Myuran Sukumaran, both among the gathering confronting inescapable execution, are instigators of the alleged "Bali Nine" heroin-sneaking posse and were sentenced to death in 2006.

Australia has mounted a conciliatory crusade to spare the pair yet President Joko Widodo has promised there will be no mercy for medication traffickers on death push in Indonesia. — AFP