Bali Drug-Smuggler Rush Spared Death Penalty: Lawyer
Australian drug-smuggler Scott Rush, one of a gang known as the Bali Nine, has won an appeal against his death sentence, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
“His judicial review has been accepted by the Supreme Court. His death penalty has been annulled and the sentence has been changed to life,” Frans Hendra Winata said.
Rush, 25, was among nine other Australians arrested in 2005 trying to smuggle 8.3 kilograms of heroin out of Bali to Australia. Two other members of the gang, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, are awaiting decisions in their final appeal of their death sentences.
A spokesman for the Supreme Court was unable to confirm that Rush’s appeal had been successful.
“I don’t know yet about that,” spokesman Djoko Sarwoko said.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment