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“These executions are both cruel and unnecessary. Cruel because both Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran spent some decade in jail before being executed and unnecessary because both of these young Australians were fully rehabilitated.”Prime Minister Tony Abbott

“Our concern centres on the fact that the apparent rehabilitation of Mr Chan and Mr Sukumaran was not taken into account … They were examples of the hope and transformation that can come about through reflection, rehabilitation and remorse.”Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

“Indonesia needs to understand how strongly Australia feels and how united we are in our condemnation of this disgusting act.”Opposition Leader Bill Shorten

“Their families now bear the loss of these two young men for the rest of their lives. This is a life sentence for their families and friends.”Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek

“It was breathtaking. This was the first time I witnesses someone so excited to meet their god.”Pastor Karina de Vega, present at the execution as the eight prisoners started singing together

“I failed. I lost … I am sorry.”Todung Mulya Lubis, human rights lawyer who acted on behalf of Chan and Sukumaran

“Tonight you will kill two good men, my friends.”Ben Quilty, artist and friend to Chan and Sukumaran

“Our sons, our brothers. In the 10 years since they were arrested, they did all they could to make amends, helping many others.” Joint statement from the families of Chan and Sukumaran

“In the last 48 to 72 hours or so, it seems Indonesia seemingly wanted to inflict the maximum hurt. I think that reflects a deep-seated problem in the relationship which we will see play out over quite a while.”Peter Jennings, executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

“This is about our legal sovereignty.”Indonesian President Joko Widodo

“I’m not spiritual but I know where I’m going, man.”Sukumaran’s last words to friend Matius Arif Mirdjaja

“Fear not, you can kill the body, but you cannot kill the soul.”Mr Chan to Matius Arif Mirdjaja, who credited the Australian with turning his life around

“Last bit of dignity denied.”Michael Chan, Andrew’s brother, after the prisoners were initially told they could not be accompanied by their spiritual counsellor

“As a life-long opponent of capital punishment, the truth is it achieves nothing but the further destruction of life.”Former prime minister Kevin Rudd

“The people of Indonesia deserve better.”Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns N’ Roses

“Shattered by executions in Indonesia, despite global calls for clemency … The death penalty is cruel, barbaric, inhumane and has no place in the world.”Richard Branson, businessman and founder of Virgin

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