11 Apr 2015

NZer facing death penalty struggles with health

6:15 am on 11 April 2015

The lawyer for a New Zealander facing the death penalty in Indonesia says his client is not in good shape to continue his trial.

Antony de Malmanche (left) and lawyer Craig Tuck in Bali in December 2014.

Antony de Malmanche (left) and lawyer Craig Tuck in Bali in December 2014. Photo: Supplied

Antony de Malmanche is charged with smuggling 1.7 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine into Bali.

He collapsed in court on Tuesday with an angina attack.

His lawyer Craig Tuck said the 52-year-old needed at least two weeks to recover.

"He's crying, he's distressed, he's scared this his health on top of all the trial stress is going to take him out.

"So he's not, in my view at the moment, today, in great shape to be facing a firing squad if it doesn't all work out."

Mr Tuck said the prosecutor wanted de Malmanche back in court on Tuesday.

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