An anonymous official from from the Attorney General’s Office has confirmed that the executions have happened.
“We’ve carried out the executions,”
A Cilacap police officer said: “The executions went well, without any disruptions,” he said.
UPDATE: Reports that shots have been fired on execution island. It is believed that Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have faced the firing squad and have been executed. MAY THEY NOW REST IN PEACE.
UPDATE: Indonesian media are reporting that Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been executed by Indonesian authorities. Confirmation to come.
Report – One of the 9 prisoners – Filipina Mary Jane Veloso – was spared at the last minute.
UPDATE: The nine prisoners on death row have now all been moved out of their isolation cells to the execution ground.
UPDATE: The execution ground, Tunggal Panaluan, is reportedly floodlit and ready for the prisoners to arrive. A crowd of media are waiting on Cilacap, the town next to execution island.
UPDATE: Australia’s Consul to Bali, Majell Hind will receive the bodies of Chan and Sukumaran and sign for legal responsibility at a port on Nusakambangan. She will then travel back to a hotel, where the families are waiting, to notify them the executions have taken place.
UPDATE: A waiting area has been set up for family members of the prisoners on the island. After the executions, the families will take custody of the bodies. The families of Andrew and Myuran have chosen not to wait with other families under the marquee on the island – instead leaving the identity process to Australian officials.
Earlier – Indonesia’s Attorney General HM Prasetyo has confirmed that the executions of Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran and seven other prisoners will take place after midnight local time on Nusakambangan Island.
“Nine death row convicts will be executed tonight, later after midnight.”
After days of speculation, this is the first time the government has confirmed the executions.
The men have been allowed a religious adviser of their choosing despite being denied them by Indonesian authorities yesterday. The two Australian ministers will be allowed to accompany them in their final hours but will not witness the actual executions.
Andrew and Myuran were arrested in 2005 after being caught attempting to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.