A 10 minute audio.
Mother-of-two Mary Jane Veloso escaped the firing squad that executed Australia’s Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Now, Indonesia’s President says his new Philippines counterpart has told him to “go ahead” with the execution…
Joko Widodo, Pembunuh Berantai.
photos from: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-06/bali-nine-pair-myuran-sukumaran-and-andrew-chan/6373574
From Christie Buckingham, who Myuran Sukumaran’s chose to be his spiritual adviser, to accompany him in his final hours.
They prayed, sang, joked and talked until just after midnight, when the guards arrived to take them to the killing field.
As they were marched out of their cells, Andrew led the prisoners in a chorus of Amazing Grace.
[Myuran] was chained to the pole on an angle slightly higher than her, so she stood on tippy toes and raised her arm high to block the line of sight so he could not see the lasers dotting his chest.
“We started singing Bless the Lord and I said, ‘Is there anything else you want to say?’ He said, ‘I trust you, Jesus’, and we kept on singing. The guard took me by the arm then, so I said to My very calmly, ‘I’m just going to take one step back, My. Can you still hear me?’ and he said, ‘Yeah, I can hear you’. Then I said, ‘I’m going to take a few steps to the side, My. Can you still hear me?’ and he said, ‘Yeah I can hear you’, and we kept singing. Then I said, ‘I love you. I’ll see you on the other side’.”
As she was walking off, Andrew called to her.
“I rushed to Andrew and put my hand on his heart, and I said, ‘Bless you, Andrew, I love you and I’ll see you on the other side’, and he said, ‘I love you, too, Mrs B. Keep being God’s woman’, which is what he’d always said to me. That moment will stay with me forever.”
“I said to them, ‘Keep singing’, so Andrew started to sing again and as I walked off to the side of the field where the other witnesses were, the guard put up a plastic sheet to block our view and they fired.
It’s three years since Bali 9 drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed by firing squad.
Their supporters continue the campaign against Indonesia’s death penalty.
News Limited journalist Cindy Wockner covered their story from the beginning right through to their brutal end.
She promised the pair to write their story so their deaths would not be in vain.
Cindy spoke to Cathy Van Extel about what the two men were really like, how they changed and their fight against the death penalty.
Includes details of the amazing achievements of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran within Kerobakan prison, Bali prior to their brutal death ordered by the Indonesian president Joko Widodo. [pembunuh berantai]