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As time grows short for two members of the Bali Nine, a number of notable Australians have flocked to the banner I Stand for Mercy to plead for clemency.

Arrested in April 2005 for smuggling heroin, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will soon face the firing squad if they are not granted clemency. At the time of writing, pleas for clemency have been rejected by Indonesian president Joko Widodo.

Sydney artist Ben Quilty, who met the pair while teaching art classes in Indonesia’s Kerobokan Prison, posted the below video on social media recently, which features the likes of Bryan Brown, Megan Washington, David Wenham, Asher Keddie and more supporting the effort to spare Chan and Sukumaran. The video directs viewers to an online petition, which can be found here.

Music For Mercy, to be held at an as yet undisclosed venue in Sydney on Thursday, January 29, has drawn the talents of Midnight Oil’s Rob Hurst, The Church’s Steve Kilbey, Josh Pyke, Jenny Morris, Julian Hamilton of The Presets, Glenn Richards of Augie March and more, with further acts to be announced. The event’s Facebook page has more info.


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