Boost for Corby’s Indonesia clemency bid

22-Oct-2010 Intellasia | ABC News | 4:03 PM Print This Post

Schapelle Corby’s chances of winning a reprieve from her 20-year sentence in a Bali jail for drug smuggling have received a boost.

Key ministries have been asked to advise Indonesia’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on Corby’s bid for clemency.

The ABC understands a Supreme Court judge has recommended a substantial cut to her 20-year prison term.

Now Justice and Human Rights Minister, Patrialis Akbar, says Corby has been categorised as being of good behaviour in prison.

Clemency bid: Schapelle Corby in 2005 (AAP Image: Mick Tsikas)

While the prison governor, Siswanto, prepared a summary detailing treatment for severe mental illness, he accused her of disrupting the prison and pretending to be sick.

However, Mr Akbar appeared to dismiss that, saying, “We’re reporting that Corby has good behaviour. That’s all.”


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