Schapelle Corby
"Saya Tidak Bersalah" (I'm not guilty) -Schapelle Corby

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Schapelle Corby- Free At Last

February 9, 2014

A famous baseball player once said: It ain't over till the fat lady sings. Well, she sang, and the ball-game is over. Schapelle Corby walked out of her Bali prison today a free woman- subject to the conditions of her parole. She will remain on the island of Bali as part of those conditions until 2017, and will reportedly be under the care of her sister Mercedes. There is just one problem.

On her release from prison she was set upon by a large pack of reporters, who were tripping over each other in the hopes of getting a photo of Corby. It reminded me of the media frenzy of the Corby trials years ago. Schapelle it seems is once again at the mercy of the media. Hopefully her family can insulate her from the press, and give her some time to adjust to life on the outside. However, hiding out on a small island is easier said than done. It is quite possible she will make herself available to the media sometime up the road, but in the meantime- the media should give her some time to get her bearing, and have the good manners to stay the hell away from her.

Congratulations to Schapelle- hers and the prayers of her many supporters have been answered. Long overdue, but better late than never.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Schapelle Corby Waits For Parole Hearing Results

February 4, 2014

It's been just about 1 year since I posted that parole for Schapelle Corby does not look like it will happen. Well things change. There have been some great developments since then- including Corby being cleared by immigration, and news of a parole hearing behind closed doors. Schapelle's supporters are hoping she is released very soon, and that could be just a matter of days away. How the parole hearing went has not been made public, but it's just a matter of time- hopefully a very short time, to see if Corby makes it to freedom.

If granted parole, Schapelle would have to stay in Bali and live with her sister who is a resident there. To say the least, her release is long overdue. If released on parole she will have served about 9 years of her sentence. Hopefully she will be set free very soon. I wish her the best of luck on this.