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Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

Led to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino boy looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his mother before her execution, according to the Manila Bulletin.
During the visit to Nusakambangan Island, Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso gently explained to six-year-old Mark Darren and her second son, 12-year-old Mark Danielle, that she would not be coming home. “If Mumma does not go home, just think Mumma is in heaven.”

As the clock ticks down on the execution by firing squad of eight foreign drug convicts, heartbroken relatives who have fought for years to save their loved ones are rushing to say final farewells.
The convicts, who also include nationals from Australia, Brazil and Nigeria, all recently lost clemency appeals to President Joko Widodo. They could be put to death as soon as Tuesday after they received official notification of their executions at the weekend.


Updated : 2021-09-23 23:01 GMT+08:00