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Indonesia has granted a temporary reprieve to a French death row inmate due to be executed soon with nine other drug convicts, a French embassy official said on Saturday. Serge Atlaoui was initially among a group of 10 inmates, which include nationals from Australia, Brazil, France, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Philippines, due to be executed soon by firing squad on the prison island of Nusakambangan. An official at the French embassy in Jakarta told Reuters it had been notified by the Attorney General's Office that Atlaoui would not be in the next round of executions. Everything can change from one day to the next," said Richard Sedillot, Atlaoui's lawyer.