Bali Prison Chief May Sue Australian Writer
The Bali Times
Schapelle Corby biographer Kathryn Bonella may be sued over an article she wrote claiming the high-profile inmate at Kerobokan Prison would be moved to a jail in Java.
As The Bali Times reported, prison chief Siswanto denied there was any official decision to relocate Corby. He called a letter that Bonella said she obtained from Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in Jakarta ordering the move “a fake.”
Now, The Bali Times understands that Siswanto is considering legal action against the writer.
The article appeared in Women’s Day magazine and said the move to a remote prison in East Java would likely plunge the 32-year-old Australian into deeper depression.
Corby is serving a 20-year term for attempting to smuggle 4.2 kilograms of marijuana into Bali in 2004. Her family has said she is suffering from severe psychological problems.
Bonella had previously angered prison authorities with the publication of a book portraying the place as a “dark hellhole” where all manner of shady deals are conducted. She has also co-written My Story, an account of Corby’s life in which the prisoner repeatedly insists she is innocent.
Citing mental illness, Corby has freshly appealed for clemency from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a last-ditch legal move in which she must admit guilt.Filed under: Headlines