Sukumaran’s last painting and final words from those likely to be executed tonight at Nusakambangan


The last painting by Myuran Sukumaran, ‘Satu Hati, Satu Rasa di Dalam Cinta (One heart, one feeling in love),’ also signed by other prisoners facing likely facing execution tonight at Nusakambangan, around four hours from here (which really gives me a chill):

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, the sole woman in the group of nine, wrote: “Jesus always love us until the eternal life. Mary Jane. Keep smiling.” Okwudile says: “God Bless Indonesia.” And Sylvester Nwolise wrote: “Am covered with the blood of Jesus Christ.”
Steven wrote: “One love”. Todung Mulya Lubis said Sukumaran’s final words to him were: “Thank you for believing in us and please fight for abolition of the death penalty.”

As Camus said, “Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders.” And it has been proven not to prevent drug crimes. What a terrible waste of human life this will prove to be, and to kill them by firing squad, what a terribly inhumane and undignified way to end another human’s life.

May they all remain steadfast and strong until the very final second of their lives.

Author: kategrealy

Australian singer songwriter, PhD candidate, Mum

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