First pictures of the killing field of Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

A a purple tarpaulin, tent posts and a stretch of patchy grass waiting for the row of 'death seats' was makeshift execution ground for Chan and Sukumaran...

First pictures of the killing field of Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

The killing field where Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran spent their last moments alive looks like a makeshift parade ground being readied for a school sports carnival or fete.Sheets of purple tenting material are stretched over a series of four metre high open frames which have been hammered into a patchy stretch of grass in front of a low bank. The area is known as Limus Buntu which roughly translates as Limus ‘deadlocked’ or dead end.

Crosses for each of the eight prisoners who were to be executed in the early hours of Wednesday morning are in place and a shirtless man is working alongside at least five other people on the site. The photographs of the kill site emerged on the Indonesian news outlet detik.com, which has claimed that the area was a firing range and that Indonesian authorities had arrested people trying to get there. The photographs reveal the close range – just a few metres apart from each other – in which the drug traffickers condemned to death found themselves when they were transported to the spot just after midnight on Tuesday Indonesian time.

Reports following the executions said that between Chan and Sukumaran and the other six men, including one Indonesian and five Nigerians, there was around five metres. Waiting for a row of eight wooden ‘death seats’ for each condemned man to be put in and secured with cable ties, the scene made for a grisly place of death, with no prisoner able to escape the horror of what was about to happen. Irish priest Father Charlie Burrows of the Cilacap Catholic church St Stephens was present during the executions and has described how the nine men were tied to the execution chairs with their arms outstretched, in a crucifix formations, while they sang Amazing Grace.

  • First photos of the killing field of the executed drug dealers show a makeshift purple structure
  • Crosses are placed metres apart on a clearing of patchy grass called ‘the dead end’ firing range
  • A shirtless workman casually puts everything into place
  • Pictures of Myuran Sukumaran’s 34th birthday also emerged
  • A smiling ‘Myu’ marks his last birthday and 10 years since his arrest

264E0EF000000578-2978890-image-a-3_1425461410786 - Copy 264ED2C500000578-2979321-The_integrated_gaming_resort_will_feature_five_hotels_including_-a-6_1425486756481 264ED44E00000578-2979321-At_the_SLS_LUX_at_Baha_Mar_there_will_be_300_well_appointed_room-a-9_1425486756550 265496A600000578-2980237-image-a-8_1425528665365

Related Post

Afghan election results face possible delay: Officials
views 45
Kabul: Afghanistan may delay announcing presidential election results as fraud complaints have yet to be processed, officials said today, though a run...
Two Chinese killed in Pakistan
views 27
The IS-linked Amaq news agency made the claim in an Arabic statement on the Telegram messaging app. China's foreign ministry said it was "gravely conc...
Sri Lanka blocks Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram to stop anti-Muslim viol...
views 39
Sri Lanka shut down social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday to control violence targeted at the country's minority Muslims, official...
Nepal Maoists burn down Indian school bus
views 69
An Indian school bus carrying Nepalese children was allegedly set ablaze by a section of protesting Maoists along the Indo-Nepal border, police said. ...
Pakistan police halt marriage of 10-year-old girl
views 38
Pakistani police say they have halted the marriage of a 10-year-old girl, who was due to wed a 14-year-old boy to end a dispute between their families...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK