To think that the Australian Media has had low-level reporting on this case is completely wrong. With Corby’s verdict coming down on Friday, this is
one of the biggest news stories in Australia
Actually Corby’s financial backer got plenty of help: Corby backers swamped with pledges from:
And protest in the streets in Tasmania in her hometown: au.news.yahoo.com...
and plenty of other support from around
Her case might saddening, but at least she was able to produce huge media coverage for her case, a financial backer, an interview with a supporting
network, and in the end the Australian government to write a letter in regards to allegations of baggage tampering by handlers at the airport. Just
over a year ago an Australian was sentenced to death in Singapore and there was barely any mention
A SINGAPORE court today sentenced a 23-year-old Australian man to death by hanging after finding him guilty of heroin smuggling.
From correspondents in Singapore March 20, 2004
or that the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mamdouh Habib was released without charge and was scrutinized by the government and the public
# (The Extraordinary Rendition of Mamdouh Habib)
Ambassador says Hicks and Habib are guilty
Indonesia playing politics, maybe, but with all the media coverage occurring in Australia, and public pressure that the Australian government is
getting and passing on to Indonesia:
Jakarta lobbied over Corby case from:.
the game is hardly going in their favor. The Australian government in cooperation with Indonesian authorities to capture the “bali nine”
doesn’t seem as if it would suggest that the two were at odds with law enforcement at least, and perhaps even judicially considering they could have
arrested them when they got to Australia and prosecuting them here.
Maybe the Australian public are also picking and choosing whom they choose to defend.
There are a few areas of the Corby case that may need to be cleared IMHO, one being mentioned before, why smuggle out of the country, it doesn’t
make sense. Her main defense is that the drugs were planted with the implication of baggage handlers at Sydney Airport. Although from the Bali nine
arrest there has been investigations into the baggage handler claim there has yet to be any arrests. The defense at the end of the trial used the
good timing of the bali nine arrest to push thier case, but they really have very few similarities.