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Jun202008

Schapelle Corby Hospitalised in Bali

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Schapelle Corby
Just read this report in the (increasingly trashy) Sydney Morning Herald about Schapelle Corby, the convicted Australian pot smuggler being hospitalised for what is thought to be depression. If you're not Australian you've probably never heard of this young woman. But in a nutshell: she was arrested four years back at Denpasar Airport, Bali after customs officials found 4.1 kilos of mary-jew-ana heads in her boogie-board bag unloaded from an Australian flight. Corby claimed no knowledge of the dope but that didn't cut it with the Indos and they sentenced her to 20 years in a Bali slammer. She has continued to maintain her innocence (even though her brother, who was with her on that flight, has several convictions for drug-dealing and assault).

The Herald story quoted a Balinese prison official saying -

"At this time Corby is being guarded by two officials from Kerobokan Prison in front of her room in the international wing of Sanglah hospital.....she is being examined intensively, checking blood pressure and other checkups but so far it's suspected it is depression. There is still no explanation about the cause of the depression. Maybe we will get the results tomorrow.

"There is still no explanation about the cause of the depression"!!! Nothing to do with the 16 years stir she's still to serve I suppose. Or the fact that her Mother and Sister have both just won large defamation payouts, rumoured to be in the millions, from Channel Seven Television, Australia.

I wonder if we'll ever know the truth about this whole business. But still...20 years for a large bag of pot? Draconian. Wiki on it Here

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