Indonesia Condemned Over Schapelle Corby Case

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A short independent film has today been released which condemns Indonesia's imprisonment of Australian, Schapelle Corby, as unlawful under both Indonesian and international law.

Schapelle Corby: Still Imprisoned in Indonesia

A short independent film has today been released which condemns Indonesia's imprisonment of Australian, Schapelle Corby, as unlawful under both Indonesian and international law.

Miss Corby was sentenced to an unprecedented 20 year prison term in 2005 for importation of marijuana, and is still imprisoned.

The film identifies various breaches of Corby's legal and human rights, both before and during the trial. It cites specific aspects of this, and examines some of the external pressures applied to the court itself. It also points out that the drugs she is alleged to have carried had a far greater value in the country of departure than in Indonesia, hence eradicating any semblance of a motive.

It also highlights the refusal of the judiciary to accept Corby's pleas to have the evidence (marijuana) fingerprinted and forensically tested for country of origin, either of which could have immediately cleared her of any involvement. The evidence was subsequently destroyed by court order, which prevents its future use on her behalf.

The video, which is titled 'The Schapelle Corby Nightmare' can be viewed on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR_lFMGo6H0). It is also now available from several Schapelle Corby support sites, including the independent UK based international site (http://www.schapelle.net/videos.html), which produced it.

The production team plans a series of additional films for international distribution, which will highlight further harrowing aspects of this case, and subsequent disturbing events. For more information contact prw @ schapelle.net.

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