© Schapelle.Net, UK, 2009
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In 2005 an innocent Australian woman was sentenced to 20 years in an Indonesian prison cell for a crime she patently had nothing to do with. She remains there to this day.]

The controversy surrounding this case at the time focused upon both the clearly flawed nature of the trial, and the wholly unprecedented sentence. The flaws referred to were not technical breaches of legal protocols: they were wholesale breaches of Schapelle Corby’s legal and human rights.

Schapelle Corby stood accused of drug trafficking when 4.2kg of marijuana was found in her board bag as she collected it at Denpasar airport in Bali. However, despite her protests, the evidence was immediately contaminated when the police manually handled it, and she was subjected to a series of interrogations which significantly breached the UN International Convention on Civil and

Political Rights.
The trial itself also substantially breached these rights, on a systematic basis. For example, the court refused to test the drugs for country of origin, it denied her the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty, it denied her access to key evidence, and it refused to collect airport CCTV footage.

This is only a partial list of a significant number of breaches, many of them repeated throughout the legal process.

The trial also became political in nature, with even the president of Indonesia commenting specifically upon it. The brutal sentence clearly reflected this aspect.

Since then, Australian public opinion has been subdued via media reporting littered with smear and unsubstantiated innuendo. This in turn has shifted focus away from the issues above, as well as inhibiting serious investigation of the concrete events surrounding the case itself.

This report seeks to investigate some of those events. It explores Schapelle Corby’s fateful trip to Bali, and considers three potential propositions with respect to the actual placement of the marijuana in her board bag.

It details the known facts, and examines the role of various parties and players with respect to each scenario..
The propositions themselves are widely known, and are frequently debated on internet message boards and forums. However, until now they have never been presented together, or in document form.