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  1. marlywings

    marlywings Former Member

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    Bali Nine Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be executed together in Bali

    January 15, 2015 10:10PM

    INDONESIA has announced plans to execute six people this weekend and in an ominous statement has said that two Australians on death row will be executed once both have had their clemency rejected.

    So far Myuran Sukumaran’s clemency plea has been rejected but Andrew Chan has yet to receive any answer.

    Last night the Indonesian Attorney-General HM Prasetyo said that six death row inmates will face firing squads on Sunday. Five of them are foreigners — from Brazil, Nigeria, Malawi, Vietnam and Holland and one is from Indonesia.

    It will be the first Indonesian executions conducted in more than a year and has sent terror throughout the prison populations, especially Kerobokan prison where 33-year-old Sukumaran and fellow convicted drug runner Andrew Chan are held.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...together-in-bali/story-fnihsmjt-1227186440288
     
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    marlywings Former Member

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    Bali Nine death row inmates Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran a step closer to firing squad as executions begin

    January 16, 2015 11:00PM


    THE first executions under Indonesia’s new government will take place shortly after midnight, in a chilling portent of the fate awaiting Bali Nine masterminds Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

    Five foreigners are among the six condemned, all of whom are on drugs charges.

    Chan and Sukumaran’s destiny now hangs on a clemency bid currently before Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo, after authorities confirmed on Thursday night the pair would be executed together.

    Like Brazillian inmate Marco Moreira, who is listed for execution tonight, this is the moment that awaits the two Bali Nine Australians.

    When Moreira found out about his fate, he was sitting in front of three Indonesian officials who delivered him the news.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...executions-begin/story-fnihsmjt-1227187710247
     
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    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    Stalling a final decision on Bali Nine prisoner Andrew Chan's plea for mercy may be the one hope of saving him and fellow prisoner Myuran Sukumaran from the firing squad, the pair's lawyer says.

    "And my hope is the question can be tackled in full with great care by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Prime Minister in their dealings with the Indonesians."

    Mr McMahon conceded the bid to save the two prisoners lives would be an "uphill battle".

    He said if Chan's clemency application could be deferred - perhaps indefinitely - Sukumaran may also be spared because of the requirement under Indonesian law that prisoners who commit a crime together must be executed together.

    "I have real confidence that the more [president Widodo] learns about their rehabilitation the more he will be prepared to have another look at this situation."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-16/bali-nine-andrew-chan-stalled-decision-mercy-execution/6022436


    Seriously time for our government to get involved and fight for Andrew and Myuran.
     
  4. marlywings

    marlywings Former Member

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    January 17, 2015

    “The injustice of this is heartbreaking,” he said.

    “Myuran and Andrew are not just reformed prisoners leading good lives. They have indisputably changed and improved the lives of many prisoners.”

    “The system has reformed these two men. They are such a credit to the governors and themselves. It’s incredible they might now be shot.”

    The Indonesian government has announced it will begin executing death row inmates from Sunday.

    Sukurmaran and Chan will not be among them, this time.

    http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/g...myuran-sukumaran/story-fnh81fz8-1227187847674
     
  5. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    It is very sad, SA. I just started following Sheila Von Wiese Mack's case (because of your post about her on the AirAsia thread :)) and subsequently heard about the Bali 9 from that thread. Now I've watched a documentary on them and feel I've gotten to know them a bit.

    I just came across this article and my heart sank. It doesn't bode well for Andrew and Myuran's cases at all, unfortunately.

    Fatal Jakarta crash of student on LSD adds fuel to debate over capital punishment in Indonesia



    http://www.stasiareport.com/the-big...-crash-student-lsd-adds-fuel-debate-over-capi
     
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    Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have a small reprieve for one more week.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/20...sia-will-not-execute-australians-in-next-week
     
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    I wish this wasn't happening. :( I just don't agree with the death penalty anywhere. But it doesn't look like Indonesia is going to back down from their decision.

    Tony Trimingham: Why the worst thing that could happen to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran is their execution

    But Mr Trimingham is far from being in agreement with their execution — in fact, he believes the two men are genuinely remorseful, and that rather than being put to death, they could be rehabilitated back into the community, and used to warn people of the dangers of drugs in every capacity.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/re...-their-execution/story-fnq2o7dd-1227197727575
     
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    Ohhhhh .... I just heard on late night TV news that Andrew and Myuran may be executed as soon as next month ... and next month is almost here. :cry:

    Yesterday I saw that Andrew's brother, Michael, and Myuran's mum, Raji, have flown to Bali to be with them.

    Andrew has also been visited by two local pastors, at his request.

    This just seems so wrong. :( :( :(



    Pastor Viktor Hutapea said (Andrew) Chan had already guided a lot of people over the past seven years. "He wishes that all the people he guides will not return to prison."

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/bali-ni...irst-round-of-executions-20150126-12ykjl.html
     
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    There is no justice whatsoever in killing these two. It's so so so wrong. If they'd been caught in Australia, they'd have served their time by now.
     
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    After becoming involved in this case, watching the spectacle that is the AirAsia crash, and witnessing the shady shenanigans happening in the Heather Mack/Sheila Von Weise Mack case; what other conclusion can be drawn other than corruption runs rampant, shady hypocrites are on the take, and high ranking officials would rather fail than ask for help.
     
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    BALI Nine Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are “hopefully” in the next group to be executed, says Indonesia’s Attorney-General. :stormingmad:

    HM Prasetyo made the comments to a House of Representatives Committee in Jakarta.

    Mr Prasetyo said the next round of executions of drug traffickers was planned for next month.

    http://www.news.com.au/world/bali-n...the-firing-squad/story-fndir2ev-1227199911452
     
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    Writing in Bahasa Indonesian, Chan admitted he deserved a long stint in prison.

    "I am guilty of the crime I committed, I am not trying to justify or belittle what I had done," he said.

    "I am merely pleading for you to give me a second chance to show you that I have changed."


    Myuran Sukumaran, also writing in the president's own language, expressed his own remorse.

    "I am so ashamed of how badly I have shamed my family and my country because of my wrongdoing," he said.

    "I'm trying to pay for my mistakes by doing positive and useful activities for the people around me.

    "Even though I am in prison and if the lowest point in society is prison, then please note that your prison has changed me to become an incredible, educated, good person."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-...w-application-wont-prevent-executions/6058996
     
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    Of all the heartfelt pleas for compassion voiced in Martin Place on Thursday night, none was more moving than the words of Edith Visvanathan.

    Her grandson Myuran Sukumaran sits on death row alongside Andrew Chan, in Bali's Kerobokan prison, to be executed possibly within weeks.

    "I am very, very sad and very, very weak but today I come here to ask the President and the people of Indonesia to give my grandson a second chance," she said. "Please don't kill him, please."



    Between songs, the crowd heard from speakers including Tony Trimingham, whose son Damien died from a heroin overdose 18 years ago.

    He said the death penalty was not the will of those who have lost loved ones to drugs.

    "Contrary to what people say, families affected by drugs do not want to see these boys punished - they do not," he said to applause.

    "They are young men with talents and qualities and that's what you have to keep in your heart."

    The common message at the explicitly apolitical event was that Sukumaran and Chan had been rehabilitated during their 10 years in prison, had much to contribute to society and should be shown mercy.

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/plea...an-at-martin-place-vigil-20150129-131itc.html
     
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    well said!!!!!! ITA
     
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    Australian locals, what's the atmosphere like for Andrew and Myuran? Is there a feel for even a sliver of hope for them?
     
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    There hasn't been much talk about it. The last tv news story I saw was that they are in the next group to be executed. I was reading comments under an article last week and they were pretty evenly split between for and against. I think the general view is that they knew the risk, and there's only so much sympathy for them. I think it's pretty much accepted now that they will be executed. There's a minority who think the punishment actually fits the crime. There's also criticism of the AFP for not arresting them in Australia.
     

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