Schapelle Corby

Schapelle Corby

Schapelle Leigh Corby (born 10 July 1977) is an Australian woman convicted of drug smuggling who is imprisoned in Indonesia.

Corby is serving a 20-year sentence (from which she has received 27 and a half months' remission) for the importation of 4.2 kg (9.3 lb) of cannabis into Bali, Indonesia. She was convicted and sentenced in Bali on 27 May 2005 by the Denpasar (Indonesia) District Court and currently serves her sentence in Kerobokan Prison, Bali. On appeal, her conviction and sentence were confirmed with finality by the Indonesian Supreme Court. In March 2010 Corby petitioned the President of Indonesia for clemency on the grounds of mental illness, and in May 2012 he granted a five-year sentence reduction.

Corby has maintained from the time of her arrest that the drugs were planted in her body board bag and that she did not know about them. Her trial and conviction were a major focus of attention for the Australian media. As of June 2012, her due release date, with remissions, is September 2017.

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