Australian Convict In Indonesia Gets Married Before Execution

Australian Convict In Indonesia Gets Married Before Execution
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Andrew Chan, a convicted Australian drug smuggler who is up for execution in Indonesia, tied the knot with his girlfriend Febyanti Herewila on Monday. The wedding, which took place at the Indonesian prison church, was attended by close family members, according to BBC.


Andrew Chan was dating his girlfriend for around 3 years after they met in the Kerobokan prison in 2012 through a common friend. Febyanti is an Indonesian who visited the jail as a pastor, and their love story grew. They hope to have kids as soon as Andrew is released.

“It was an enjoyable moment,” Michael, Andrew’s brother said. He added, “It’s tough times, but happy times at the same time.”

Andrew was informed about the execution on Saturday, as it’s a rule to let the person know at least 72 hours before such.

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Chan, along with a fellow Australian, was convicted in 2006, and it is believed that the execution can take place as early as Tuesday.

There are 10 prisoners who are to be executed after pleas from diplomats to overturn the death sentence were rejected by President Joko Widodo. The group, who are to be executed simultaneously, is made up of foreigners and one Indonesian.

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