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Australian convict marries girlfriend as Indonesia execution looms

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Andrew Chan and Febyanti got engaged in February Credit: AFP

An Australian death row convict has married his girlfriend a day before his possible execution by an Indonesian firing squad for drug offences.

"It's tough times but it's happy times at the same time," Michael Chan, Andrew's brother, told reporters outside the Nusakambangan island jail, where the executions will take place.

"We just hope that the president somewhere will find some compassion and mercy for these two, this young couple so they can carry on with their lives."

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Australians Myuran Sukumaran (L) and Andrew Chan (R), the two ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" drug ring, being escorted out of a court after their verdict in Denpasar on Bali island. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Australians Myuran Sukumaran (L) and Andrew Chan (R), the two ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" drug ring, being escorted out of a court after their verdict in Denpasar on Bali island. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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Australians Myuran Sukumaran (L) and Andrew Chan (R), the two ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" drug ring, being escorted out of a court after their verdict in Denpasar on Bali island. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Indonesia's Constitutional Court agreed to consider on May 12 a last-ditch legal challenge brought by Chan, his lawyer said, raising hopes their execution could be delayed. But the Attorney General's office later said the executions would take place this week.

Febyanti and other family members will no longer be able to visit Chan starting from Tuesday afternoon, hours before his expected execution.

Reuters