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Bali Nine: Australian of Tamil origin to be executed tonight

28 April 2015 - 1326   - 0

(AFP) The mother of an Australian drug trafficker of Tamil origin on death row in Indonesia said on Tuesday he would be executed by firing squad at midnight local time (1am Wednesday Malaysian time, 5pm GMT).   "I won't see him again. They are going to take him at midnight and shoot him," Raji Sukumaran, the mother of Myuran Sukumaran, told reporters.   Sukumaran is one of eight foreigners due to be put to death imminently in Indonesia. Nationals from Brazil, the Philippines and Nigeria are also among the group. [caption id="attachment_74938" align="alignnone" width="500"]Australians Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran wait in a holding cell at at Denpasar court in Bali in this February 14, 2006 file photo. Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers, including two members of the Bali nine from Australia plus other foreigners from the Philippines, Nigeria and Brazil, would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final challenge.   REUTERS/Darren Whiteside/Files Australians Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran wait in a holding cell at at Denpasar court in Bali in this February 14, 2006 file photo. Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers, including two members of the Bali nine from Australia plus other foreigners from the Philippines, Nigeria and Brazil, would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final challenge. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside/Files[/caption] [caption id="attachment_74939" align="alignnone" width="300"]Lawyers Julian McMahon (L) and Veronica Haccou (R) display three self-portrait paintings made by Australian death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran in Cilacap after visiting Nusakambangan maximum security prison island located off central Java on April 25, 2015. The Australian government on April 25 said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was "imminent".  AFP PHOTO / AZKA Lawyers Julian McMahon (L) and Veronica Haccou (R) display three self-portrait paintings made by Australian death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran in Cilacap after visiting Nusakambangan maximum security prison island located off central Java on April 25, 2015. The Australian government on April 25 said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was "imminent". AFP PHOTO / AZKA[/caption] [caption id="attachment_74940" align="alignnone" width="500"]Australian Myuran Sukumaran arrives at Denpasar court in Bali in this October 11, 2005 file photo. Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers, including two members of the Bali nine from Australia plus other foreigners from the Philippines, Nigeria and Brazil, would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final challenge.   REUTERS/Darren Whiteside/Files Australian Myuran Sukumaran arrives at Denpasar court in Bali in this October 11, 2005 file photo. Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers, including two members of the Bali nine from Australia plus other foreigners from the Philippines, Nigeria and Brazil, would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final challenge. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside/Files[/caption]  

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