Editorial: A Bilateral Irritant

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard met her commitment to the Schapelle lobby on her visit to Indonesia last week, her first as leader of her country, by making the same representations on Corby’s behalf that have consistently been made by Australian representatives since Kerobokan’s most high-profile inmate decided to seek clemency from President Susilo Bambang […]

President Doesn’t Rule Out Corby Freedom

JAKARTA Following a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Jakarta on Tuesday during which she pressed for clemency for drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appeared to suggest that he was open to granting a pardon. But Yudhoyono said it might be more likely that Corby, 33, could serve out the […]

Corby Freedom Bid Reportedly Backed By Foreign Ministry

KEROBOKAN Convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby should be freed from her 20-year prison term in Bali on “humanitarian” grounds, Australian media reported on Thursday. Citing “a well-placed source,” The Age newspaper said the Foreign Ministry in Jakarta — one of several state institutions providing advice to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as he considers Corby’s […]

Corby Is Faking It, Jail Chief Tells the President

KEROBOKAN Kerobokan Jail governor Siswanto has given a harsh report on Schapelle Corby to national prison chiefs, saying she is feigning mental illness. His report follows advice from a Supreme Court judge to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to grant a substantial cut in Corby’s 20-year sentence for drug smuggling. Presidential officials have asked about her […]