Shapelle Corby – Final Appeal
Further links between Australian baggage handlers and drug smuggling have surfaced during a court case involving a plan to smuggle cocaine from Argentina to Australia. The case offers more proof towards claims by accused drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, that baggage handlers were possibly responsible for planting 4.1 kg of marijuana in her luggage during a flight from Sydney to Bali in October of 2004.
Corby faces her final appeal, for freedom from her twenty year sentence, to the Indonesian Supreme court on Friday August 25th 2006. Her sentence was recently reduced by two months in celebration of Indonesia’s Independence day. The trial is Schapelle’s last opportunity to prove her innocence before filing for clemancy from the Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The prospect of a prisoner exchange, which would have her serve the remainder of her sentence in Australia, has not been received with open arms by the Corby front. They claim that should she be transferred to an Australian jail, her avenues for appeal and proving her innocence could be forfeited.
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