Bali Nine: Indonesia gears up final preparations for executions as families wail in grief

Indonesia made final preparations Tuesday to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as family members wailed in grief during last visits to their loved ones and ambulances carrying white coffins arrived at the drug convicts’ prison. Relatives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” heroin trafficking group, arrived […]

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Raji Sukumaran is surrounded by the media as she visits her son Myuran Sukumaran at Kerobokan jai. Photo / Sonny Tumbelaka

How Indonesia is cutting execution costs to $20,000 of Australian Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will cost about AUSD $20,000 apiece. Photo / Getty Images Indonesia has allocated around AUS $20,000 (NZD $20,700) for each prisoner in its ‘execution budget’ to kill Australian Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran this weekend and chose Nusakambangan Island for the venue because it […]

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Give Australian death-row prisoners life: Vigils held for Bali Nine pair set for execution

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran say they’re blessed despite their death sentences. Ampuni – meaning mercy – vigils for the Bali Nine pair have been held across Australia. The convicted drug traffickers are due to face the firing squad in Indonesia this month despite repeated pleas from the Australian government. Australian death-row prisoners Myuran Sukumaran, […]

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