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Mother Of Australian Myuran Sukumaran Executed In Indonesia Says President Widodo Is Wicked

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Mother Of Australian Myuran Sukumaran Executed In Indonesia Says President Widodo Is Wicked

Myuran Sukumaran mother

May 8, 2015 – Mother Of Australian Myuran Sukumaran Executed In Indonesia Last Month Writes Explosive Letter To President Widodo

Dear Mr President, Leader of Indonesia and father of three children,

My name is Raji Sukumaran, and my son, Myuran Sukumaran, was executed in the early hours of Wednesday 29 April 2015 under your instructions.

As I make the preparations to bury my beautiful son, I thought I would share my feelings with you. I thought I would share how my son was reformed, was full of life, love and passion, and who so desperately wanted to live his life in service to help others.

Myuran SukumaranMyuran Sukumaran

I have made this letter open in the hope that it may help other people or their families, in some way as they sit and wait for you to order their deaths.
I would really like to think that you would be able to understand, if you don’t, then feel free to share this letter with your wife, who I think would understand, one mother to another.

My son doesn’t want another mother, father, sister or brother to go through what we went through. For no grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or friends should have to deal with what we’ve had to deal with.

I am not sure where you were as the men you ordered to kill my son, and seven others pulled the trigger but I am sure you were far away. My son died knowing all his loved ones were close by waiting in a hotel room to hear the news that he had been executed. My son did commit a serious crime but he also apologised to your country and your people many times.

In the last 10 years while you kept him in prison, he chose to do all within his power to make up for his crime. It wasn’t easy, I am not sure anyone will ever realise how hard it is to try to be a good man in prison, to be a positive role model for other younger prisoners, Indonesian prisoners.
Myu spent many years rehabilitating so many prisoners, he hoped that he could help as many people as possible, to give them a chance to leave prison to go out in the world a little better than they came inside.

Myu helped prisoners who struggled with drug use and many other issues.
My son never asked for his rehabilitation to be enough to free him from prison, all he asked was that he not be killed. Was it too much for you to let him live the remainder of his life in prison? I have heard that many others around you took the time to read and learn of the works of my son, and of Andrew and of the people they helped. Many of whom are now helping other people themselves. I cannot believe that all of his works could not even get you to even read the paper you were signing.

indonesian president widodoPresident Widodo

I remember when you were elected as President of Indonesia, my son was celebrating. My son told me that ‘Our new President is a man of the people, a person that would support education, rehabilitation and people bettering themselves’ and that you would look into everything he had done in the prison.

I guess he was wrong. As human being, I can’t even understand how you could sign a person’s death without looking into their personal circumstances. If you do not read what you are signing how can you know whether the life you are taking belongs to someone who is mentally unwell, or an old man in a wheelchair, or young mother with two children, or a father of two, or a man who has been in your prison for 17 years, or a gospel singer, or two young boys who made foolish mistakes. My son only hoped to live in prison for the remainder of his life so that he could be able to continue his good work, which has become known around the world.

All he wanted was to be given a chance to do that.
I as a mother was punished for 10 years as well for his crime, and I will be punished for the rest of my life now because you took his life. I did not ask you to send my son home. I just asked you not to order his death but instead you ignored me and many others. I asked to meet you, to speak to you but once again you could not even have the courage to face our requests to communicate with you.

I will not have the chance to see him get married, have children. Mr President, do you think that your punishment towards my son after he had spent 10 years in gaol reformed and helping others and then executing him is fair and just? Do you as a leader feel that everyone who faces justice in Indonesia is treated fairly and equally? Do you believe that Indonesia has a justice system that doesn’t make mistakes?

Do you not hear or read all the stories about corruption in criminal cases?
I think this is something very important —you have told the thousands and thousands of people in prisons across your country, that no matter how hard you work, no matter how much you change your life, no matter what your personal circumstances are — you will not receive mercy. You ask them to not try, as I have never heard of anyone in prison around the world doing the works my son has done — it was still not enough for you to read his clemency application.

I hope your wife would understand what myself and Andrew Chan’s mother are going through. I felt so helpless as I watched my son walk away, healthy and full of life. I watched as over the last four months you tortured him by making jokes about his life, making him guess the night he would be taken, openly discussing the way in which he would die, parading and humiliating our family.

We made funeral plans for our sons while they were still alive. This was because we were told you the President had not changed your mind, and that you had ordered the executions to be carried out, despite the world wide outcry to let our sons live. I want to ask you to put your family in my situation. Only days before I saw a video in which you said that you did not want Indonesians to be killed overseas.
I know as I write this letter, the death of our children will not make any difference to drug trade in Indonesia. I am sure you know this, and that your reasons for taking these 8 lives had nothing to do with preventing drugs and everything to do with your politics.

Hope that your children, your grandchildren, your nephews and nieces never make a mistake. I also want you to remember when your child falls in love, gets married, makes plans for the future, that Andrew Chan also fell in love, made plans for his future and was executed. How would it feel if this was your son?
I was told as my son said his last words, one of the last things he did was say a prayer for Indonesia.

My son sought forgiveness for your country and the men taking his life, as he knew you did not know what you were doing. This was the man you ordered to die. I am not sure whether I could ever forgive you, I hope that I have that much grace and compassion in my heart one day. But I am sure this pain in my heart will stay with me for the rest of my life, and it hurts so much. Think for a second, one of your children is tied to post, and men are lined up in front of them and the fear he would have felt, and then your child is shot through the heart. My son was young and foolish, he did not deserve to suffer like this.
My son will be missed by so many people who love him and so many people are finding it difficult to come to terms with what has happened.

As I finish this letter I pray for the many other men and women whose lives are in your hands, especially those on death row. I pray that you will have the courage to look beyond the politics for they too have families who love them despite their mistakes.

Raji Sukumaran

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Maleek

    May 8, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    Widodo has brought curse upon his entire generation, the blood of the innocent will forever haunt them. If the convicts were his children, would he have ordered for their executions?

  2. uchenna

    May 8, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    This letter is too heavy for me to handle early this morning, widodo you are a cultist, the bloods you are shedding now will be required of you sooner or later

  3. viddycool

    May 8, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Very pathetic, most of our leaders don’t think about the masses the believe so much in the power the have in their hands not minding what tomorrow will be, is better the young man knew he was going to die and had already giving his life to Christ before he was execute, he the so called president don’t even know how he would die. I pray the bereaved family take consolation in God and believe that their sons are in the bosom of the Almighty. RIP to the dead.

  4. young

    May 8, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    tears in my eyes ,, cant stop crying after reading this letter ,, we are going to hurt this man after his regime

  5. Danti

    May 8, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Grow up ******!!! It is the law of his country not an impromptu killings. No amount of emotional symposium can get to him. Google Mexico and see what drug dealers are doing to that country, last year alone they killed 20,000 innocent school children and other helpless and hapless citizens all in the name of drug “business”. Mexican authorities don’t even hesitate to shoot wherever they find them.

    • Amanda

      May 9, 2015 at 1:19 AM

      You dey mind them. Law is law. Respect the law of the country. I am not interested in emotional crap. Parents need to watch what their children are doing behind your backs.

  6. Metu Nyetu

    May 8, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Poor woman! I’m jolted frm my happy mood 2 read dis. Is he calld Widodo? Dat name sounds even evil. I hope dis letter would reach d strongest recess of his iron heart & melt it. B4 den, let oda peopl who are contemplating drug 2 do a rethink about it, or hav their mothers weeping on a page like dis.

  7. pastor

    May 8, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    this is not the time to blame anybody for their death cos their not innocent,for them to receive christ be4 their death it is certain their going to enter the kindom of God,what of if they are release from the Gallow n come bk in to this sinful world n go bk to their formal ways.remember u ll still blame widodo,lets live a ritheous n holy life, God bless u all

  8. JAMOON(GBS)

    May 8, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    All i know is that widodo is equal to wizardic, demonic, and satanic.

  9. peter uzo

    May 8, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    everyone have the course of his death so this is theirs or can some body tel me it is a leir thiy didnt enter the country wit canabis think in his country if he repuse to give such order is him will turn to & beside what his envoy to nigeria say about.

  10. Chab

    May 20, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    I have been following the news of Myuran for a long time. Have read both the sides who were against him and who were for him. People who were against him saw Myuran as a symbol of the drug dealer diaspora and often compared him with drug cartels of Mexico so find his punishment justified.I do understand that he committed a grievous crime dealing with drugs so an adequate punishment of imprisonment in both group and solitary confinement where he could ponder, realize his mistakes and the blunders he did, not to mention the wrong path he chose. However once he remained in the prison he chose to rise above and help so many more people and prisoners affected with drugs and lead them from the front as a role model. I ask a small question to his opponents, how many cartels did you see who positively affected even a single person affected with drug issues. NONE!!!! so heres a guy who doesn’t want to be set free as he realizes his crime but wants to live, just live ( a basic criteria for humans)so that he can positively rehabilitate others going through this problem. Just imagine the impact of killing this bright reformed talented handsome young guy… A COMPLETE DISCOURAGEMENT FOR PEOPLE WHO GATHER COURAGE TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. Just think what WIDODO sent a message by shooting Myuran: No matter what you do , if you are found to be caught with drugs you will be shot mercilessly, and if thats the message then why the hell he has these rehab programs and these churches, pastors, psychologist working hand in hand to bring some change. Is it just a freakin hypocrisy!!!!! I bet there are many people in this world who commit much more heinous crimes related to ethnic cleansing, racism, murder, rape, political crimes, selling fake medicines, bribery.. so on and on that directly affect a lot of people and if all of them were to be shot and killed we could be living in a heaven, thats not true. As Mahatma Gandhi said “an eye for eye will make the whole world blind”. A reformed person helping others is hundred times better and provides positive energy to this society when compared to these hypocrite, weak people like Widodo who doesnt qualify to be a leader of people, leave alone a country. People who are shouting that this is a internal law of Indonesia so one should not interfere, I ask them to just close their eyes and keep themselves in a solitary confinement in their house for a week and think till date how many people they have affected positively. Then realize that Myuran had spent 10 years in this Kerobokan prison without even thinking of his death sentence and loved by so many people, guards, Indonesian prisoners had already paid his due and would have just remained a role model for so many others, It has nothing to do with Indonesian internal matters, on the other hand they could have bragged a perfect role model of the Indonesian rehab programme in Myuran. Everyone of us will die one day but may not succeed in achieving what Myuran did. He has left us with a positive note, loved by so many people, an amazing artist and such a soft spoken, gentle giant with a contagious smile. May God bless his soul and will always remember him as a reformer and an artist rather than a criminal.

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