ANDREW CHAN: 12 January 1984 – 29 April 2015
MYURAN SUKUMARAN: 17 April 1981 – 29 April 2015
Both murdered by firing squad earlier this morning on Nusakambangan Island on the orders of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and a corrupt legal system. The Australian Federal Police remain reckless accomplices in their murders.
‘I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah’
*Words by Leonard Cohen
We hold the families and friends of all those who were murdered, in our grieving hearts and inadequate embrace.
In remembrance we will continue the global fight to abolish the death penalty. We salute the legal teams and stranger and friend alike who campaigned for the lives of Andrew and Myuran and acknowledge the tireless efforts of Majell Hind, our Consul-General in Bali and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
IMAGE: A woman places a candle on top of pictures of the prisoners who were executed in Indonesia on 29 April 2015, during a vigil at Martin Place on April 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images)