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Schapelle Corby Email Petition

Summary:
Forwarded message requests that you "sign" an email petition to help Schapelle Corby, a young woman facing the death penalty in Bali over drug related charges that may not be true.

Status:
True, but email petitions have very little value.

Update:
Schapelle Corby was sentenced to 20 years jail in May 2005.

Example:(Submitted, April 2005)
Schapelle Corby has been detained in a Balinese prison and now awaits sentencing from a panel of judges on whether she will be committed to the death penalty, by a firing squad, for allegedly attempting to import four kilograms of cannabis into Indonesia.

It is disgusting and barbaric in this day and age that a 'death Penalty by firing squad' law exists, and that an Australian citizen should be subject to it. This law is out-dated and inhumane, and considering that convicted terrorist Abu Bakar Bashir has only been sentenced to two years and six months jail (with the prospect of appeal) for his proven 'conspiracy' participation in the Bali bombings that killed 183 people, in the same country, it is inconsistent and absurd that another person should face the death penalty for allegedly smuggling cannabis into the country. Furthermore, the Australian Government and airlines should be taking more responsibility for this incident in any case, since it is the fault of the Australian airlines/airport that the drugs even left Australia in the first place - which also leaves us to ponder on the security and possible internal corruption of staff working at Australian airports, in light of drug smuggling and terrorism. We the undersigned demand that the Australian Government, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, act responsibly to ensure that, innocent or guilty, Schapelle Corby is returned to Australia and that she does NOT face the 'death penalty by firing Squad' in Indonesia.

Instructions: Please number and place your name at the end of this list. Then forward this email to all of your contacts who support basic human rights and justice. If you are the 50th person on this list, please forward this email to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, at minister.downer@dfat.gov.au and then clear the list of names back to number 1, place your name there and forward to all of your contacts.

Thank you for your assistance in attempting to save Schapelle Corby.

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Commentary:
The case described in this email petition is a real one. There seems to be quite a lot of evidence that Schapelle Corby was an innocent victim of callous drug smugglers. However, Corby was sentenced to twenty years jail in May 2005, so the continued forwarding of this petition is now utterly pointless.

In any case, email petitions of this nature are virtually useless.

Rather than forward this outdated email petition, please visit the Free Schapelle Corby website to find out more legitimate ways to show your support.

Write-up by Brett M.Christensen