1. The latest on the impending execution of the Bali Nine duo.
Complaint over prison chief’s ‘selfie’ with Andrew Chan.
A Senior DFAT official will call Indonesian ambassador Bapak Nadjib Riphat Kesoema to complain about a photograph of Senior Commissioner Djoko Hari Utomo posing with Andrew Chan while Chan was being transported to Nusakambangan on Wednesday.
The embassy in Jakarta is also lodging a complaint with the Indonesian government.
The photograph which was leaked to Indonesian media has caused great anger over the lack of respect it shows to Andrew Chan- reflected in the terrified look in the young man’s eyes.
For more on the photograph read this post here.
The DFAT official is also expected to complain about the over-the-top military-style security for the transfer of the two men – which contrasted greatly to a Nigerian drug smuggler who was also transferred to the prison, but in a small van.
Not in Isolation
According to News Limited the two men are not yet in official “isolation” but are being housed in separate cells, where they can talk to each other.
Ursa Supit, a supporter of a fellow prisoner Raheem Agbaje Salami, told News Limited that the men are in a renovated block of four individual cells in Besi prison; each cell has a place to sleep and a toilet.
Execution could be 10 days away.
There are reports that the execution of the men could be delayed for up to 10 days. Indonesia’s Attorney-General HM Prasetyo told reporters he wanted to be prepared for the smallest problem before the Bali Nine pair and up to eight others go to the firing squad for their drug offences.
“About notification, it’s a minimum three days before the execution,” he said.
“It could be 10 days.”
The head of the AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin has denied the federal police have blood on their hands over the two men’s initial arrest.
“I’m prepared to say that much of the information that’s been circulating in recent weeks doesn’t accurately reflect our role and doesn’t accurately reflect the work we did in 2005,” he said last night.
He then called on the Indonesian government to spare the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.