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Mourning the deaths of ‘the painter and the pastor’

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Myuran Sukumaran, self portrait and portrait of fellow death-row inmate Andrew Chan. Image from

By Yvette Selim

University of New South Wales

In the early hours of Wednesday morning two Australian men convicted for drug   trafficking in Indonesia were executed by firing squad. According to reports, they — along with the six other prisoners who were executed — declined their blindfolds and sang the hymn Amazing Grace moments before the gunshots were fired. Continue Reading →