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Indonesian Prosecutors Seek Death Sentence for 2nd Australian Accused of Drug Trafficking

Prosecutors in Indonesia have asked a panel of judges for the death penalty against an Australian accused of being a mastermind of a drug smuggling ring on the resort island of Bali.

The defendant, Andrew Chan, is one of nine people arrested last April for allegedly trying to smuggle about eight kilograms of heroin out of Bali.

Earlier this week, prosecutors sought the death penalty for the group's alleged ringleader Myuran Sukumaran.

They have requested life sentences for six other male defendants, and a 20 year prison term for the only female defendant.

The trial is the latest of several high-profile drug cases in Indonesia involving Australians.

Indonesia's Supreme Court recently reinstated a 20-year prison sentence for an Australian Schapelle Corby, convicted of marijuana smuggling.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.