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Friday, 3 January 2014


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The Political Sacrifice Of Schapelle Corby

How a government wilfully withheld vital primary evidence from a court of law, deceived its own public, orchestrated an unprecedented campaign of media hostility, and ruthlessly deployed its organs of state against one of its own citizens.

This is a frightening but entirely true narrative; a grotesque political horror story which is still unfolding today. It exposes what happens when an individual's human rights conflict with strategic political need. It reveals the ruthless use of a government's organs of state, and a regime of unprecedented opinion management, against a single working class woman and her desperate family.

It presents, and demonstrates, the crushing, pre-meditated, and often brutal acts which a western government is prepared to inflict upon a helpless citizen, in pursuit of political expediency.

Expendable: Realase 2.

Schapelle Corby is innocent - parts 1, 2, 3


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 Schapelle Corby's parole application wins approval from Bali justice ministry


Schapelle Corby

Schapelle Leigh Corby (born 10 July 1977) is an Australian woman convicted of drug smuggling in Indonesia. She is currently imprisoned on the Indonesian island of Bali.
Corby is serving a 20-year sentence (from which she has received 27 and a half months' remission) for the importation of 4.2 kg (9.3 lb) of cannabis into Bali, Indonesia. She was convicted and sentenced in Bali on 27 May 2005 by the Denpasar (Indonesia) District Court and currently serves her sentence in Kerobokan Prison, Bali. On appeal, her conviction and sentence were confirmed with finality by the Indonesian Supreme Court. In March 2010, Corby petitioned the President of Indonesia for clemency on the grounds of mental illness, and in May 2012, he granted a five-year sentence reduction.[1]
Corby has maintained from the time of her arrest that the drugs were planted in her body board bag and that she did not know about them.[2] Her trial and conviction were a major focus of attention for the Australian media. As of September 2013, her due release date, with remissions, is September 2016.[3]


On 8 October 2004, Corby, her brother and two friends flew from Brisbane to Bali transiting in Sydney. It was her first visit to Bali in four years, having several previous stopovers between Australia and Japan to visit her sister, Mercedes.[8]
Passing through customs upon her arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Corby was apprehended by customs officers. She was found to have 4.2 kg (9.3 lb) of cannabis in a double plastic vacuum-sealed plastic in her unlocked body board bag. Customs officer Gusti Nyoman Winata said that she tried to prevent him from opening the compartment of the bag containing the cannabis. Corby denied this during the trial, saying she originally opened the bag after being asked by Winata whose bag it was. Corby said she and the customs official had difficulty understanding each other.[8] No CCTV footage of this interaction was retrieved or preserved.[9]
The four bags belonging to Corby and her companions were not weighed individually at Brisbane Airport, with a total weight of 65 kg being taken instead. The Bali police and customs did not record the weight of the bags,[8] despite requests from Corby for them to do so.[4]
Corby stated that she had no knowledge of the drugs until the body board bag was opened by customs officers



The prosecution case was based on the customs official's testimony that Corby said the bag was hers, and that it was found to contain 4.2 kg of cannabis. Four customs officials present when her bag was first examined in Bali said she tried to stop the bag being opened, and that she had said "I have some..."[5]
Three of Corby's travelling companions testified that they had seen her pack the bag before leaving for the airport and that only the flippers and yellow body board were inside it. In contrast to the testimony of the customs officials, her companions said that Corby opened the bag herself at the customs counter.[4] Despite repeated requests from Corby's companions and lawyers, the bag was not tested for fingerprints.[4]
Corby's lawyers argued that she had no knowledge of the cannabis until customs officials at the airport found it. Her defence centred on the theory that she had become an unwitting drug courier for what was supposed to have been an interstate shipment of drugs between Brisbane and Sydney in Australia[citation needed] – a claim that was later supported when the former head of operations for the Australian Federal Police's internal investigation unit, Ray Cooper, claimed that it was well known within the AFP that some passengers were unwittingly being used to transfer drugs between domestic airports in Australia.[10] According to her lawyers, the cannabis was meant to have been removed in Sydney. Corby's former lawyer, Robin Tampoe, later said that he made up the claim about the baggage handlers and apologised to them.[11]
The Australian Government offered the services of two Queen's Counsel on a pro-bono basis.[12] However, the offer was rejected.[citation needed] The Corby family subsequently took up the offer for the High Court appeal but after more allegations of bribery by the barristers,[clarification needed] further assistance was refused.[citation n

Forensic testing

The bag of cannabis was not fingerprinted by the Indonesian custom officials or police, nor analysed to determine its origin.[24] Tim Lindsay of the University of Melbourne, an expert on Asian law, suggested that a greater focus on the weaknesses of the forensic evidence could have helped Corby's case.[25]
The cannabis was contained in two bags, and although the outer bag had been handled by customs officers, Corby's defense argued that only the bottom of the inner bag had been contaminated. Therefore it was claimed that fingerprinting of the inner bag could be of value to the defense if it was shown not to possess Corby's fingerprints. In spite of requests to have the bag tested, including at the time of her arrest, such had not occurred by the time of Corby's second court appearance on 3 February 2005. At that court appearance the bag was handled by court officials. A formal request for fingerprinting made after the court appearance was unsuccessful.[4] The prosecution argued that fingerprinting was unnecessary, as Corby was found with the drugs in her possession.[26]
In 2004, Alexander Downer, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, announced that the Australian Government would be requesting permission from Indonesia to test the cannabis and help determine its point of origin.[27] It was argued that testing of the cannabis would have strengthened Corby's defense if it could have been shown that the drugs were grown in Indonesia, or potentially weakened it if they were grown in southern Queensland.[27] However, shortly thereafter the Australian Consul General in Indonesia informed Corby that the AFP had no jurisdiction in the case, and in early 2005 the AFP was advised that the Bali police would not be providing a sample.[28] Downer acknowledged that Indonesia had denied the request, but clarified that as the case was in Indonesia, it was their sovereign right to do so.[24]
Three years later, in 2007, Vasu Rasiah, the "case co-ordinator" for Schapelle Corby's defense team, appeared on Today Tonight to say that he managed to obtain a sample of the cannabis for testing prior to Corby's conviction, but that Corby did not allow the sample to be tested.[28][29] This was similar to earlier claims by Mike Keelty, who in 2005 stated that Schapelle Corby's legal team had advised the AFP that they did not wish to have the drugs tested when it became apparent that the results of the tests would be shared with Indonesia.[30] In both cases these versions of events were disputed by Corby's family, who insisted that it was the Indonesian police who turned down the request, and that they wished to have the drugs examined by Australian authorities.[29][30]



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