Coffins laid out on 'Death Island' as two Australians face execution - but refuse to sign their own death warrants.
Death row: The two Australian ringleaders of the so-called Bali Nine face execution on Wednesday
Two Australians convicted of drug trafficking in Indonesia are set to be shot by firing squad on Wednesday.
Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the infamous Bali Nine, will be executed just after the stroke of midnight (5pm GMT) on April 29.
The date became official when a funeral director in the nearest port to Nusakambangan - known as Death Island - was told to inscribe the names of those to be killed and the date of their deaths.
London-born Sukumaran and Chan were convicted in 2006 as the masterminds behind a plot to smuggle more than 18lb (8.3kg) of heroin out of Bali - they had appeals for clemency rejected in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Last rites: Funeral director Suhendro Putro prepares coffins in Cilacap, the closest port to Death Island, Indonesia
The pair refused to sign their execution warrants when given notice of their deaths during official proceedings on Saturday, saying they believed it would be unjust to kill them.
Under Indonesian law, those on death row must be given 72 hours' warning before they are killed.
Sukumaran and Chan, along with seven other foreigners and one Indonesian man, face the firing squad later this week.
Images from Death Island show a self portrait, painted by Sukumaran in his cell, called 72hrs Just Started and showing the convict shot through the heart.
Art Therapy: Australian death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran is keen to spend his last days painting as much as possible
When refusing to sign the death papers, Sukumaran told officials he believed he had been rehabilitated and that he had been doing positive work in prison.
"When he received the 72 hours notice he remained dignified and peaceful.
"He spoke with courtesy and clarity to a hushed room explaining why he felt to proceed to execution was unjust," the pair's lawyer Julian McMahon told the News Corp website.
Mr McMahon said Chan also refused to sign the papers, explaining that he had been rehabilitated in the ten years he had spent in prison.
"I have helped other inmates as much as I can and I still do and that’s not me talking, you will hear that from a lot of people, the ones I have helped," Chan said.
The pair were also asked to outline their last requests, with Chan asking for extra time in church to pray with his family and Sukumaran asking to be able to paint as much as possible before his death.
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Sukumaran's mother Raji and sister Brintha visited him on Sunday, making the heart-breaking journey with Chan's mother Helen, brother Michael and fiancee Feby Herewila and other friends.
The other convicts to be executed simultaneously with the two Australians are Frenchman Serge Areski Atlaoui, London-born Ghanaian Martin Anderson, Brazilian national Rodrigo Gularte, Nigerians Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Okwudili Ayotanze and Raheem Agbaje Salami, Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso of the Philippines and Indonesian Zainal Abidin bin Mgs Mahmud Badarudin
Utomo Karim, lawyer for Salami, said: "Each convict on death row was called in one by one, for between 30 minutes to one hour, it varied.
"My client was notified of the day of the execution, it will be (just after midnight on) Tuesday night."
Mr Karim added that the others were also told the countdown to their execution had started.
Sad Journey: Andrew Chan's mum Helen (second right), boards a wooden boat to visit her condemned son
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Source: Mirror Online ( UK)