Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The governor of a Bali jail has dealt a blow to Schapelle Corby's plea for clemency

Governor states that the convicted drug trafficker is faking her mental illness.
Corby, 33, has served five years of a 20 year sentence for trafficking cannabis in October 2004.Earlier this year she applied for presidential clemency, saying she was suffering from depression that could endanger her life.A Supreme Court judge recommended a substantial cut to Corby's sentence.But the governor of Kerobokan prison reportedly has completed a report which could deal Corby's chances a severe blow.In a 17 page report to his superiors, Governor Siswanto suggested Corby was faking her mental illness, ABC Radio said today.He listed numerous incidents of deviant and disobedient behaviour, which he said had undermined the prison's rehabilitation program.

Siswanto also said Corby barged into his office without permission following a visit from her sister Mercedes."She should stop creating nonsense sensations because it will only hurt her case," he said in the report.Corby's lawyer maintains his client is mentally ill and the longer she stays at Kerobokan the worse off she will be.
President Yudhoyono is expected to make a decision by the end of the year.

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