A drug trafficker, Andrew Chan, 31, set to face execution soon, got married yesterday to his Indonesian girlfriend, Febyanti Herewila.
Chan met his future wife many years ago when Herewila, a pastor, began helping inmates in the jail where he was imprisoned.
Chan's brother, Micheal, announced the marriage news after returning from a visit to Nusakambangan saying, “we’ve had a special day today,” we’ve celebrated with some family and close friends.
Concerning his brother's impeding death, Micheal said, “hopefully, the president will show some compassion, some mercy, so these two young people can carry on with their lives. “It’s in the president’s hands.”
However, President Joko Widodo, despite a diplomatic campaign mounted by Australia to save Chan and fellow Australian Myuran Sukumaran, ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” heroin-smuggling gang facing execution, has vowed there will be no clemency for drug traffickers on death row in Indonesia.
We wish them all the best.