Friday, July 9, 2010

Schapelle Corby - Terrorists freed, Australian gets 20 years

Click on pic (flyer), to enlarge. Blog notes below.

Another flyer for the marginals, graphically echoed in this June 2010 New Idea article, read by over 1.5 million Australian women. Questions (about the safety of Schapelle's conviction), that Julia Gillard refuses to answer here. Vital background info here.

Courier Mail article about freed terrorists here.

Article about Schapelle's 20 year conviction here.

Quote . . .

August 23, 2005 Hotman Paris Hutapea, Schapelle's defense counsel, expects a decision on her appeal to occur next week. The verdict was delayed because one judge on the Bali High court was sent to "refresher judge training" course in Jakarta. Hotman has also said that Schapelle's sentence is extreme, citing another Indonesian case where a man with 161 kg of cannabis was only sentenced to 10 years. Hotman: "Of course we believe she is innocent and should be freed, but under the circumstances I find that a 20-year sentence is extremely heavy and unprecedented in our country for marijuana. I am writing to the Supreme Court in Jakarta about the severity of this sentence in a case that many of us think should never have even reached the court stage."