Earlier this week a group of prisoners who are bound to be executed for offences which are related to drugs in Indonesia have spent what is arguably their final moments with their parents.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the Australian residents who are bound to be executed in Indonesia later this week, were allowed to meet up with their relatives who were visibly distressed. The sister to Sukumaran collapsed upon arriving at the place where Sukumaran was being held and had to be carried out of the room.
Sukumaran, Chan and other seven individuals will be executed by a firing squad later this week, its good to note that a French national’s appeal is under review.
Indonesia is just one of the countries which have a tough law when it comes to drugs and trafficking of drugs and for good reason, it is believed that 33 Indonesians die on a day to day basis due to drugs, this is according to information which has been given out by the National Narcotics Agency in Indonesia.
Australian media are reporting that families of Sukumaran and Chan had been allowed to meet up with their family members for about five hours so as to say their goodbyes; in addition to that, the Australian media have reported that the men were not allowed to have their own choice of spiritual adviser in their final moments.
When speaking about the planned execution and the arranged goodbye meet, Michael Chan described is as “torture”.
“I saw today something that no other family should ever have to go through. To walk out of there and say goodbye for the last time, it is torture. No family should go through that.”