The bodies of executed Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will make their final journeys home today, along with their families.
Immediate family members are to begin the journey home on Friday night, with extended family due to fly out of Jakarta last night.
Indonesia’s ambassador in Canberra, Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, extended sympathies to the families of the two executed men and said that it is a difficult time for Australian-Indonesian relations due to the reaction of the Australian government and people.
“We remain strongly committed to improve and strengthen our overall bilateral relations,” he said.
“We trust that currently personal, cultural, business and academic links between the peoples of Australia and Indonesia remain strong.”
Glowing reports have emerged of Chan and Sukumaran’s last moments before death, as well as the months leading up to the execution.
Chan reportedly did a roll call of those dying alongside him and led them in singing Amazing Grace in the moments before their deaths.
Chan was also married on his second last day alive to his girlfriend, Febyanti Herewila.