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Thread #80488   Message #1468701
Posted By: GUEST,Keef
23-Apr-05 - 06:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schapelle Corby
Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
There is a young French citizen currently serving life in a Bali jail
for a similar "offence" under similar unlikely circumstances and convicted by very unreliable evidence. The Indonesian justice system subjects its suspects to a trial by ordeal.Schappelle has endured harsh questioning in tropical heat with cameras thrust in her face constantly. It is comparable to the show trials of Stalin or McCarthy   It places an impossible burden of proof of innocence upon the accused. This injustice is of importance not only to Australian citizens. This is indeed an attempt to bring this matter to the attention of the international community. The publicity given to the trial, and the unrelenting close up detail of this young woman's protestation of innocence would convince the most cynical observer that she is the victim of bag tampering.
The prosecution labels her refusal to confess as proof of guilt, and as a justification for harsh penalty.
This trial has covered exhaustively in Australia and has gained huge public sympathy for Schappelle. Because of the gutless response of the Australian government a conviction is still probable.
Excuse me if I cannot lighten up but this is one injustice too many for this observer.