Score.

Corby sentenced to 20 years in gaol. I changed it to gaol from jail.

Well, I think we all saw that coming. Bring on the next decade of appeals.

This really pissed me off, though:

Also outside the court, Glen Jeffers, a family friend, made an impassioned plea to the Indonesian president, linking the case to Australia’s tsunami aid to the country.

“We’ll continue to fight until an innocent girl is set free to live and enjoy her life,” the man said, reading from a statement.

“President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, when Indonesia was struck by the tsunami, Australia gave aid.

“Nine Australians gave the ultimate – their lives – in a helicopter crash on the island helping Indonesians.

“Australia and Indonesia have become good friends. For a friendship to grow there must be giving from both friends

“Mr President, we have seen enough innocent lives wasted in the past year. Please sir, let’s not waste another innocent life.

“All Australia asks is that you give Schapelle back to us. Schapelle is innocent.”

I don’t think I even have to explain why.

Oddly, I couldn’t find the headlines on any of my other news RSS feeds apart from the Australian Yahoo headlines. Oh well.

At least Howard got it right.

Makes you wonder how the tourism industry will go for Indonesia in the next few years. I bet there’s a lot of bitter Aussies. About 98% of the population, if you believe channel 9’s “worm”. Didn’t channel 9 broadcast the verdict, too? Geez. Then again, I suppose the ratings were sensational. Hurrah for advertising revenue.

4 thoughts on “Score.

  1. Goodbye Bali’s tourist industry. First the sari club bombing and now this.

    It’s fucked.

  2. I just said the other day to my housemate that I bet she’d get 20 years. It was predictable. She was never going to get off, but they wouldn’t make a matyr of her (especially now as they can come down hard on the Bali 9).

    I don’t think she did it, but there was a fair bit of questionable evidence, I don’t think it’s the fault of the Indonesian court (they let in hearsay after all, which you can’t do in Aus if it has to do with a major fact in issue). Humph.

  3. Yo RK!

    I was reading my journalism style guide and guess what? It says to always write jail instead of gaol. It wasn’t published in America. What’s up with that?!

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