But if the prosecution only has to provide a case to answer and the defendant is obliged to prove they are not guilty, that is
guilty-till-proven-innocent. The French legal system is the same.
Any one can set you up with a prima facie charge, much like this specific case. The burden of proof should be on the prosecution as invariably you are
forced to prove a negative. How do you prove that you did not handle those drugs and that some one didnt plant it there? How? You'd have to provide
the court with those that DID plant the drugs. Completely out of the realm of a defendant whilst in custody.
In a British style court it would be the prosecution that would have to prove, beyond all doubt, that she actually did put the drugs there herself. If
there was no evidence except the drugs being in her bags and in light of her bags going through a baggage handling drug smuggling ring, the case would
of been thrown out of court. And rightly so.
Schapelle Corby was always going to be found guilty they wanted to make an example of her and besides she didnt have enough cash to be found innocent.
Corby was in Indonesia thus she subject to the laws and customs of that country.
Such misinformation. Bashir was acquitted of any involvement with JI in one trial. In his second trial, he was also found to be not involved in the
Bali bombings however that he approved of them. He got 30 months for conspiring against others i believe.
On the other hand, Corby got 20 years while a french man in very similar circumstances got the death penalty. Where's the justice there?
If there was enough evidence to disprove her guilt, she would of been let off.
Hopefully she'll suffer for the drug smuggling scum that she is in a indonesian jail for 20 years and not be transferred into our comfortable
well from what i gather from what ford said, the baggage handlers were suppose to only be airlifting the drugs from brisbane to sydney and they mucked
up and it ended up going to indonesia. Even if this is true it seems pretty dumb to put the bag on a filght from brisbane to sydney when it only
takes a few hours to drive, with a far less likely chance that you would get caught
ive never been to bali myself, but a few friends of mine say that when they go they never buy weed from locals because they fear they might be
undercovers or informants. not sure how long her visa was though.
The solution seems simply enough. Boycott Bali. See how long it takes for their economy to tank. Maybe another tsunami will take care of them
Why is no one using the word racism or discrimination? If the situation were reversed the UN would have a resolution, Amnesty International would be
honking their horn, and the world press would be up in arms.
The point is: we have to accept tyranny and injustice as "cultural norms" in this bright beautiful p.c. world of ours.
Why is it racisit, she got caught with 9lbs of weed in her bag, whether she is guilty or not she would be tried in any court.
what could be considered racist is the fact that australians wholeheartleadly backed her up but when Mamdouh Habib an australian citizen was held
without charge for 2 years in gitto, noone here gave a hoot, and when he was released again without charge everyone branded him as a terrorist.
Weed is cheap over there...so why would anyone risk smuggling weed in?? Simple. Weed varies in price, and principally its not so much the quality of
the weed, but the 'quality' of the person selling it.
The fact is you can sell weed for an exceptional profit to other foriegners IF you are a foriegner...the reason being that normally you can't be
overly sure if the person you're buying from is an undercover Policeman or not. For an Aussie to sell Aussie weed over there, to other tourists...you
would make a mint.
I reckon she's guilty...and should have been strung up to make a one-woman-windchime...
thats very true right alien. friends of mine who have gone many times my hubby included b4 i met him say they never buy from locals, because they
thought they might be informants or undercover cops, and they pay an inflated price. Its not as far fetched as people are making it out to be. there
are a few things about this case that do bother me. Her witness Ford testified that he overheard the alleged drug traffickers plans were to move the
drugs from brisbane to sydney there was a muck up and it ended up in indonesia. Why move the drugs on a plane from brisbane to sydney? considering
that its only a five or six hour drive and there is a minimum of possibility of getting caught. is gas getting that expensive? Lets say there is
even a possibily that they flew the drugs, why put them on an international filight? Regardless of this Ford's testimony is hearsay, and shoddy at
best, the guy he pointed out as the owner of the drugs seem to be a small time criminal, and he didn't get the info that the drugs were his from the
guy himself but from two other people who said they were his. and he even admitted that 90% of the crriminal gossip in jail was all bull. even beyond
that when asked who actually planted the drugs he says if he mentions the name of the person he and Corby would be killed. wasn't this the whole
point of him being allowed to testify? kind of dissapointing for Corby and anyone in australia traveling through brisbane airport not to know this
baggage handler who could be still working there and who could be planting drugs in our bags. This guy could have put an end to specultation,
presuming that she is innocent, and that ford's testimony has merit, he gets let off the hook and everyone beats up on the indonesian system. don't
get me wrong i do believe the system has flaws but to put it all on them is just no right IMHO. Im still not concrete certain, but i would like ford
to name names an investigation to be held by australian authorities, its neceassary now to try to help her in her appeal.
here is a story on ford's testimony: www.theage.com.au...
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