Revisiting the Release of Australian Drug-Runner Schapelle Corby


At least two convicted Australian drug traffickers—Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan—are now facing the death row. They’re not as lucky as the other Australian convicted of drug trafficking, Schapelle Corby, who in 2005 was found guilty of smuggling 4.2 kg of marijuana into Bali. Many have begun to wonder, how did Schapelle Corby win her pardon? Was it pure luck? Did President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the man who gave her the pardon, simply did so out of the generosity of his heart? [Continue reading]

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