The Bulletin arrived in the post today. Of interest was a letter on page 6 that helped to clarify my views on the whole Schapelle Corby trial.
What were the Indonesians supposed to do with the 4.1kg of drugs in Corby’s luggage? If she were male, non-white, looked the part of a criminal and had a record, many people would be saying good riddance and throw away the key.
I don’t know if she is innocent or not and I would not want an innocent person to be convicted but the hype about this case borders on hypocritical. Last time I looked, our most powerful “friend” had an Australian citizen in confinement at Guantanamo Bay for merely being in Afghanistan. I guess no pictures and no pretty face don’t go too far for news.
– Mark Sommerfeld, Casino, NSW
I agree. The only evidence I can see that’s going for her is that she doesn’t look like a stereotypical drug smuggler and there’s speculation that the people accusing her are corrupt. So it’s her word against theirs, but they have evidence where she has nothing.