The Australian government is appealing for clemency for a former Australian soldier who has been sentenced to death in Afghanistan.
Robert Langdon, 38, has been convicted of the murder of an Afghan man while working as a security contractor last year. Langdon claims the killing was in self-defence.
His lawyers lodged an appeal to the Afghan supreme court following his sentencing a week ago.
Australia's Defence Minister, John Faulkner, says Canberra is making high-level representations on Langdon's behalf.