Bali Nine Prisoners To Be Transferred To Execution Island In Next 48 Hours

UPDATE 6:26PMSeven News are this evening reporting that Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be moved from Kerobokan Prison in Bali to their place of execution on Nusakambangan Island as early as tomorrow.  
The Guardian add that chief prosecutor Momock Bambang Samiarso met with authorities today to finalise the move – a process that has now been completed: 
“Co-ordination has been completed, it [the transfer] will be implemented tomorrow at noon.” 
Chan and Sukumaran will be transported by military aircraft to Indonesia’s “Alcatraz”, Kambangan island. Once there, it’s expected that the remainder of their processing will happen quickly, before they’re executed by firing squad. SMDH.

According to breaking reports, Bali’s chief prosecutor intends to transfer two Australian members of the Bali Nine drug smuggling group, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, to Indonesia’s execution island Nusakambangan within the next 48 hours, where they will await their imminent execution. 
Last week, Fairfax Media spoke to Momock Bambang Samiarso, who said that, once they arrived, Chan and Sukumaran could expect to be executed quickly with only 72 hours notice in order to “avoid unrest among other prisoners.” 
Head of corrections at Central Java, Ahmad Yuspahruddin, added that on arrival, authorities needed to act quickly to execute the two men so that they couldn’t develop “a sense of solidarity” or “bond with the rest of the prisoners”, which would, of course, be a barbaric, empathetic new low for the Indonesian justice system. They will then be allowed to request a last meal, see their families and seek counsel with a religious leader before taken out into the jungle in the middle of the night and shot by a firing squad.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told reporters in Canberra only an hour ago that “[The government] understand that the family will be informed of the time frame, and we haven’t yet received any notification at all of any particular timing. 
“I have not given up hope, and I will continue to do all I can to ensure that these two men … receive a stay of execution.” 
More to come.
via SBS

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