More than 20 Australian celebrities have appeared in a video calling for mercy on behalf of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Alan Jones, Germaine Greer and David Wenham are among the famous faces to appear in the video, posted online by Archibald Prize-winning artist Ben Quilty.

‘I stand for mercy,’ they each say in individually recorded messages.

Watch the video here.

Hopes are fading for Sukumaran and Chan, who have both been denied presidential clemency in Indonesia.

Only a last-ditch legal bid now stands between them and the firing squad.

‘Indonesia you have succeeded. You have rehabilitated these men,’ the video states.


‘They are helping people in their world around them.

‘Keep hope alive, let them live.’

Quilty, who formed a friendship with Sukumaran and Chan over art classes at Bali’s Kerobokan prison, has spearheaded a mercy campaign for the two.

The video points to an online petition calling on Indonesian President Joko Widodo to grant clemency to the pair.

It had some 2200 signatures as of Sunday afternoon.

Quilty will lead a candlelight vigil and concert for the pair on Thursday night at a yet undisclosed location.


Relatives of the two will reportedly travel to Bali this week.

Chan and Sukumaran were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin worth about $4 million into Australia.


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