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.

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7 Responses to “Bali Prison Chief May Sue Australian Writer”

  1. Johno Says:

    Why didn’t the biographer check the document before going public? She must realize the consequences by now for constantly bringing into question the Indonesian authorities?

  2. Calypso Says:

    The document was most likely real. For some reason Indonesia changed their mind and is trying to save face.

  3. Jan Morton Says:

    It’s real. Please stop buying the lies of the Indonesian Prison and the puppet Bali Times.

    Come on Siswanto: sue. Bring it on, so that the world can see the propaganada, and how you use prisoners (Lawrence) to promote it. Bring it on.

    SUE, so that we can see the abuses of human rights.

    Talk is easy. Walk the walk and stop hiding. Siswanto.

    And stop abusing your prisoners, by the way.

  4. Jan Morton Says:

    Bali Time: you are a puppet… do you really believe we can’t see it?

    Siswanto: we are waiting. Sue. Go on, do it. Waiting. Still waiting.

    Pathetic, as human rights abusing cowards usually are.

    Truth and justice ail catch up with you: I PROMISE.

  5. Steven Says:

    Or the biographer just stuffed up.

  6. Pluto Says:

    Check if letter has wrong names of officials..

  7. Steven Says:

    Corby biographer on Media watch TV.

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