Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Death-Row Australian Collapses in Prison


Andrew Chan, one of three Australians on death row in Bali for heroin smuggling, collapsed in Kerobokan Prison and has been taken to hospital, prison authorities said on Tuesday.

Chan, 27 and part of the so-called Bali Nine gang arrested in Bali in 2005, is awaiting the outcome of a final appeal to the Supreme Court in Jakarta in a bid to avoid the firing squad.

Kerobokan Prison chief Siswanto told reporters the prison doctor indicated that the inmate may be suffering from pneumonia, and was taken to Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar on Monday afternoon for treatment.

“He had trouble breathing and we had to take him to hospital,” Siswanto said.

Chan was judged to be one of the ringleaders of the 2005 plot to smuggle 8.3 kilograms of heroin from Bali to Australia with packs of the drug taped to smugglers’ bodies.

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