Bali Nine ringleaders and convicted drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are counting down the hours they have left before facing a firing squad in Indonesia.
Short of a last-minute intervention by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, it appears certain the executions of Chan and Sukumaran will proceed, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed Tuesday night.
This is how their final hours could pan out on the Nusakambangan prison island in Central Java.
8.30am (12.30pm AEST): Family members arrive at Cilacap port before travelling to Nusakambangan.
9am: The families separate to gather with Chan and Sukumaran.
They included Chan’s now wife Feby Herewila, his brother, mother and friends. Chan’s father was too ill to make the journey from Australia. Sukumaran’s mother, father, brother and sister and other extended family members were there.
3pm: The families leave the prisoners and say their last goodbyes. Chan and Sukumaran return to their isolation cells. The families return to Cilacap.
3.30pm: The distressed families speak to the media, pleading with the Indonesian government to spare their loved ones’ lives.
“Please don’t kill him today, please don’t, call off the execution. Please don’t, don’t kill my son, please don’t,” Sukumaran’s mother Raji wept. Sukumaran’s brother Chinthu said killing the men wouldn’t stop drug trafficking.
“We did talk about the death penalty, and he knows this is just a waste,” he said.
“He knows this is not going to solve anything with drugs, he knows drug trafficking is still going to be there.
“Please don’t let my mum and my sister have to bury my brother.”
11-11.30pm: Team of 12 specially-trained policemen assemble at the execution site.
They take position five to 10 metres from where the condemned inmates will be positioned and lay out their rifles.
The commander loads each rifle with one round. Only three of the rounds are live.
11.30-11.59pm : Chan, Sukumaran and fellow inmates continue to make their final mental and spiritual preparations.
They will be marched from their cells to a clearing.
Their hands and feet will be bound. They will be placed in front of individual posts and given the option of sitting, kneeling or standing. Blindfolds will be offered.
The prisoners have a final three minutes with a religious counsellor chosen by the Indonesian authorities.
The commander draws a black mark on the inmate’s clothing over the heart.
11.59pm-0000am (2.59-3am Wednesday AEST): The commander raises a sword. The marksmen take aim and fire when he draws the blade down.
After midnight: A doctor determines if a prisoner has survived, an officer will fire a single shot to the head with a handgun.
All prisoners are pronounced dead.
– with AAP