FINAL HOUR…Agony Of The Last Goodbye As Bali Nine (Including Three Nigerians) On Death Row Face Firing Squad TONIGHT

Sukuraman's sister, Brintha, is supported as she is escorted through the crowd towards the port gates
Sukuraman's sister, Brintha, is supported as she is escorted through the crowd towards the port gates
Two Australian drug smugglers set to be executed by firing squad in Indonesia have entered their final hours - with their families collapsing in tears as they said their goodbyes. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are expected to be executed at around midnight on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan - 5pm UK time - and were visited by their emotional families in prison today.

The relatives were mobbed by journalists as they arrived at the prison, with the sister of Sukumaran collapsing and needing to be carried.

The shooting is set to go ahead despite Indonesia's Constitutional Court agreeing to hear a legal challenge brought by the duo and setting a hearing date of May 12.  Chan and Sukumaran are part of the Bali Nine who were convicted in 2005 over a plot to smuggle around 18.2lbs of heroin from Indonesia to Australia. The pair, as well as other death row inmates, have remained defiant in their final hours inside the prison on Indonesia's 'death island', where coffins were seen arriving earlier this evening. Chan married his fiancé of less than three months inside the prison today, as family paid what will be one of their last visits.
Condemned Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have entered their final hours before their expected execution
Condemned Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have entered their final hours before their expected execution
Distressed family and supporters battle through the crowds to reach the port gates
Distressed family and supporters battle through the crowds to reach the port gates
Sukuraman's mother Raji (centre) cries as she arrives at the port authority office at Cilacap for a last visit with her son
Sukuraman's mother Raji (centre) cries as she arrives at the port authority office at Cilacap for a last visit with her son
Coffins were seen being brought into the prison ahead of the pair's execution, which is set for early on Wednesday morning
Coffins were seen being brought into the prison ahead of the pair's execution, which is set for early on Wednesday morning
Condemned Australian Andrew Chan has married his fiancée Febyanti Herewila in prison on Indonesia's 'Death Island'
Condemned Australian Andrew Chan has married his fiancée Febyanti Herewila in prison on Indonesia's 'Death Island'
The execution of the Bali NIne is set for the early hours of Wednesday 
The execution of the Bali NIne is set for the early hours of Wednesday 

BALI NINE DUO: THEIR FINAL HOURS 

The chilling reenactment of how executions are carried out in Indonesia which was broadcast to millions of viewers is set to become a brutal reality for Andrew Chan and Myruan Sukumaran.
Time has run out for the Bali Nine ringleaders who will face 12 marksmen, with only three of them holding loaded guns, at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday night - 3am Eastern Standard Time - in the depths of the jungle on Nusakambangan Island in Java.
The Australian men are expected to be led from their isolated cells in Batu prison through the wildly dense tropical forest up a 3km steep winding track to a place called Nirbaya - or more appropriately known as Death Valley.
A local television station broadcast a chilling re-enactment of how executions are carried out in Indonesi
A local television station broadcast a chilling re-enactment of how executions are carried out in Indonesi. The condemned pair will be given white clothing to wear, which symbolises the afterlife, before beginning their fatal trek and are given the option to be blindfolded with a piece of fabric before facing the firing squad who will be lined up anywhere from five to 10 metres in front of them.

The confronting decisions continue for the death row inmates with the opportunity to choose whether to stand, sit or kneel before a cross is placed over their hearts acting as a target for the 12 riflemen - of which nine will have blanks and only three will have live rounds.

If necessary their hands or feet will be tied to a 3m high pole or worse still - a wooden execution chair. The offender is then given a final chance to calm down for a maximum of three minutes before the riflemen are ordered to shoot them in the heart.

It is then that the executing commander brandishes his sword as a sign for the 12 shooters to begin to fire their rifles. If the doctor confirms once the fires have been shot that the prisoner is still breathing - the executing commander orders for a pistol be put to the temple just above the ear for a final shot.

However, the shooting can continue on the condemned, if the doctor declares that there is still signs of life. Some of the last words the men will hear are 'laksanakan, laksanakan' - meaning 'execute, execute' in Indonesian. 
Michael Chan (left), the brother of Andrew Chan, and Chinthu Sukumaran (right), the brother of Myuran Sukumaran, have pleaded once again for their clemency 
Michael Chan (left), the brother of Andrew Chan, and Chinthu Sukumaran (right), the brother of Myuran Sukumaran, have pleaded once again for their clemency 
A man carries a painting by Myuran Sukumaran, which has been signed by all nine death row inmates. The artist signature reads 'satu hati, satu rasa di dalam cinta' (one heart, one feeling in love)
A man carries a painting by Myuran Sukumaran, which has been signed by all nine death row inmates. The artist signature reads 'satu hati, satu rasa di dalam cinta' (one heart, one feeling in love)
The painting is a self-portrait of Sukumaran with a bullet hole through his heart
The painting is a self-portrait of Sukumaran with a bullet hole through his heart
Julian McMahon, the lawyer for Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, looked downcast as he carried the paintings back from Death Island
Julian McMahon, the lawyer for Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, looked downcast as he carried the paintings back from Death Island
Helen Chan, the mother of Andrew Chan (left) and McMahon walk as they prepare to head to Nusakambangan Island prison
Helen Chan, the mother of Andrew Chan (left) and McMahon walk as they prepare to head to Nusakambangan Island prison
Coffins in an ambulance on the way to 'Death Island', Nusakambangan
Coffins in an ambulance on the way to 'Death Island', Nusakambangan
An ambulance carrying coffins arrives at the port in Cilacap
An ambulance carrying coffins arrives at the port in Cilacap
An ambulance carrying coffins enters the port authority office
An ambulance carrying coffins enters the port authority office
The date of the executions - April 29 - became official when a local funeral director in Cilacap was instructed to inscribe the names of those to be shot by firing squad and the date of their deaths
The date of the executions - April 29 - became official when a local funeral director in Cilacap was instructed to inscribe the names of those to be shot by firing squad and the date of their deaths
The mortician, B. Suhendroputro, stands by the crosses for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
The mortician, B. Suhendroputro, stands by the crosses for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
Mr Suhendroputro writes the name of the death row convict, Andrew Chan, on one of the wooden crosses
Mr Suhendroputro writes the name of the death row convict, Andrew Chan, on one of the wooden crosses
Mr Suhendroputro carefully lines the crosses up against the wall, which will reportedly will be placed upon the convicts coffins, for collection by families after the Indonesian authorities hand over the corpses
Mr Suhendroputro carefully lines the crosses up against the wall, which will reportedly will be placed upon the convicts coffins, for collection by families after the Indonesian authorities hand over the corpses
A worker arranges coffins that will be delivered to the prison island of Nusakambangan onto a truck ahead of the imminent executions of drug convicts on death row
A worker arranges coffins that will be delivered to the prison island of Nusakambangan onto a truck ahead of the imminent executions of drug convicts on death row
Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are carried out
Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are carried out


   - Daily Mail





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