Schapelle Corby http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33971/all en Briton arrested in Indonesia over drugs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/briton-arrested-indonesia-over-drugs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Briton arrested for marijuana possession in Indonesia's capital Jakarta could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted, a police spokesman said Tuesday.</p> <p>Kirk Elliott Neville, 36, who worked as an English teacher in eastern Jakarta, was detained on Saturday with a one-gram (0.035 ounce) package and two joints of marijuana, the East Jakarta police spokesman Didik Haryadi told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/briton-arrested-indonesia-over-drugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indonesia Law Schapelle Corby Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:00:25 +0000 5759665 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia offers Indonesia Corby parole guarantees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/australia-offers-indonesia-corby-parole-guarantees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia on Sunday said it had offered Indonesia a formal guarantee that drug trafficker Schapelle Corby would comply with parole in a letter supporting her release from prison.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Bob Carr said Australia had written to the governor of Kerobokan jail, where Corby has been imprisoned on marijuana smuggling offences since 2005, in formal support of her parole.</p> <p>"We've advised Indonesian authorities the Australian government supports the granting of parole to Ms Corby," Carr said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/australia-offers-indonesia-corby-parole-guarantees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Local government in England Northamptonshire Schapelle Corby Schapelle Corby AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 02:16:00 +0000 5778530 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia offers Indonesia Corby parole guarantees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/australia-offers-indonesia-corby-parole-guarantees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia on Sunday said it had offered Indonesia a formal guarantee that drug trafficker Schapelle Corby would comply with parole in a letter supporting her release from prison.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Bob Carr said Australia had written to the governor of Kerobokan jail, where Corby has been imprisoned on marijuana smuggling offences since 2005.</p> <p>"We've advised Indonesian authorities the Australian government supports the granting of parole to Ms Corby," Carr said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/australia-offers-indonesia-corby-parole-guarantees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Local government in England Northamptonshire Schapelle Corby Schapelle Corby AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:45:53 +0000 5778667 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian drug mule Corby closer to freedom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/australian-drug-mule-corby-closer-freedom-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian drug offender Schapelle Corby is one step closer to being freed from prison in Indonesia's Bali island after officials began preparing for her parole, her sister said Wednesday.</p> <p>Mercedes Corby told reporters outside Kerobokan prison on the resort island that officials from the country's correctional agency had Tuesday inspected her own home on Bali, where her sister would live.</p> <p>"Officials came to my house yesterday to begin the parole process," she said after dropping off food and water for her sister.</p> <p>"It's great news -- one step closer to her freedom."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/australian-drug-mule-corby-closer-freedom-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kerobokan Prison Life imprisonment Mercedes Corby Schapelle Corby AFP Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:17:54 +0000 5909734 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian drug mule Corby a step closer to release http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/australian-drug-mule-corby-step-closer-release-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The corrections board on the Indonesian resort island of Bali said Saturday it had recommended jailed Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby for parole. </p> <p>The board said the 36-year-old should be released from Kerobokan jail to serve out the rest of her sentence on the island living with her sister.</p> <p>Bali corrections board chief Ketut Artha told reporters the recommendation had been made to the justice ministry Friday, in part based on Corby's "good behaviour".</p> <p>"All that is left for her parole to be granted is a decision from the justice minister," Artha said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/australian-drug-mule-corby-step-closer-release-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local government in England Northamptonshire Schapelle Corby Schapelle Corby Social Issues AFP Sat, 17 Aug 2013 08:45:59 +0000 5911828 at http://www.globalpost.com Christmas sentence cut for Australian drug mule http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131226/christmas-sentence-cut-australian-drug-mule <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has had her sentence in an Indonesian prison cut by two months as part of an annual Christmas remission programme, an official said Thursday.</p> <p>Ika Yusanti, the justice ministry prisons spokeswoman, said she was receiving the reduction for "good behaviour".</p> <p>However the official was tight-lipped about the 36-year-old's prospects for parole amid speculation she may be released from jail on the resort island of Bali in the near future.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131226/christmas-sentence-cut-australian-drug-mule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indonesia Law Schapelle Corby AFP Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:21:29 +0000 6029405 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia to release drug convict Frenchman on parole http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/indonesia-release-drug-convict-frenchman-parole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesian authorities have approved the parole of a Frenchman jailed 14 years ago for drug-smuggling and he could be released in the coming days, an official said Sunday.</p> <p>The rare approval for the early release of a foreigner will raise hopes for high-profile Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby, whose efforts to be freed on parole in recent months have been bogged down by bureaucratic wrangling. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/indonesia-release-drug-convict-frenchman-parole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kerobokan Michael Blanc Schapelle Corby AFP Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:34:44 +0000 6047149 at http://www.globalpost.com Frenchman freed on parole from Indonesian jail after 14 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/frenchman-freed-parole-indonesian-jail-after-14-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French drug smuggler was freed on parole Monday after more than 14 years in an Indonesian prison, a rare early release of a foreigner that raises hopes for Australian inmate Schapelle Corby.</p> <p>Michael Blanc was arrested the day after Christmas in 1999 at the airport on the resort island of Bali with 3.8 kilograms (8.4 pounds) of hash hidden in diving canisters.</p> <p>The 40-year-old, who has always maintained his innocence, was originally given a life sentence under Indonesia's tough anti-drugs laws, which provoked outrage in his native France. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/frenchman-freed-parole-indonesian-jail-after-14-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indonesia Michael Blanc Michael Blanc Schapelle Corby AFP Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:40:42 +0000 6047626 at http://www.globalpost.com Frenchman freed on parole from Indonesian jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/frenchman-freed-parole-indonesian-jail-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Frenchman was freed from an Indonesian jail on parole Monday more than 14 years after he was caught smuggling drugs into the resort island of Bali, his mother told AFP.</p> <p>Michael Blanc, 40, was arrested the day after Christmas in 1999 at Bali airport with 3.8 kilograms (8.4 pounds) of hash hidden in diving canisters.</p> <p>"He has come out of prison. He has signed his release papers," his mother, Helene Le Touzey, told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/frenchman-freed-parole-indonesian-jail-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hinduism Michael Blanc Schapelle Corby AFP Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:41:16 +0000 6047632 at http://www.globalpost.com Frenchman freed on parole from Indonesian jail after 14 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/frenchman-freed-parole-indonesian-jail-after-14-years-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French drug smuggler was freed on parole Monday after more than 14 years in an Indonesian prison, in a rare early release that raises hopes for high-profile Australian inmate Schapelle Corby.</p> <p>Michael Blanc, 40, was arrested the day after Christmas in 1999 at Bali airport with 3.8 kilograms (8.4 pounds) of hash hidden in diving canisters.</p> <p>"He has come out of prison. He has signed his release papers," his mother, Helene Le Touzey, told AFP. "I am happy, happy, happy."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/frenchman-freed-parole-indonesian-jail-after-14-years-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indonesia Michael Blanc Schapelle Corby AFP Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:41:26 +0000 6047634 at http://www.globalpost.com Frenchman freed on parole from Indonesian jail after 14 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/frenchman-freed-parole-indonesian-jail-after-14-years-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French drug smuggler was freed on parole Monday after more than 14 years in an Indonesian prison, a rare early release of a foreigner that raises hopes for Australian inmate Schapelle Corby.</p> <p>Michael Blanc was arrested the day after Christmas in 1999 at the airport on the resort island of Bali with 3.8 kilograms (8.4 pounds) of hash hidden in diving canisters.</p> <p>The 40-year-old, who has always maintained his innocence, was originally given a life sentence under Indonesia's tough anti-drugs laws, which provoked outrage in his native France. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/frenchman-freed-parole-indonesian-jail-after-14-years-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Michael Blanc Michael Blanc Parole Schapelle Corby AFP Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:17:22 +0000 6047995 at http://www.globalpost.com Frenchman enjoys freedom after 14 years in Indonesian jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/frenchman-enjoys-freedom-after-14-years-indonesian-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French drug smuggler was relishing his new-found freedom Tuesday following his release on parole after 14 years in an Indonesian jail.</p> <p>Michael Blanc had just one complaint after his first night out of jail: his bed was too comfortable. </p> <p>Blanc was arrested the day after Christmas in 1999 at the airport on the resort island of Bali with 3.8 kilograms (8.4 pounds) of hash hidden in diving canisters.</p> <p>The 40-year-old former chef, who has always maintained his innocence, was released Monday on parole from prison in the capital Jakarta.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/frenchman-enjoys-freedom-after-14-years-indonesian-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Michael Blanc Michael Blanc Schapelle Corby AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:03:14 +0000 6048820 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian drug convict to learn Indonesia parole decision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/australian-drug-convict-learn-indonesia-parole-decision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is expected to learn Friday whether Indonesian authorities have agreed to grant her parole after more than nine years behind bars on the resort island of Bali.</p> <p>Corby, whose case attracted huge media attention and public sympathy in Australia, is due to find out her fate in the afternoon when Indonesian Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin announces his decision in Jakarta. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/australian-drug-convict-learn-indonesia-parole-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amir Syamsuddin Law Parole Schapelle Corby AFP Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:32:23 +0000 6063681 at http://www.globalpost.com Big money awaits Australian drug mule Corby http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/big-money-awaits-australian-drug-mule-corby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>High-profile Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could earn millions of dollars for a tell-all story if she is released from an Indonesian jail Friday, with a bidding war reportedly in full swing.</p> <p>The 36-year-old may be granted parole after more than nine years behind bars on the tourist playground of Bali, with Indonesian Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin due to announce his decision later in the day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/big-money-awaits-australian-drug-mule-corby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kerobokan Prison Schapelle Corby AFP Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:46:28 +0000 6063774 at http://www.globalpost.com Big money awaits Australian drug mule Corby http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/big-money-awaits-australian-drug-mule-corby-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>High-profile Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could earn millions of dollars for a tell-all story if she is released from an Indonesian jail Friday, with a bidding war reportedly in full swing.</p> <p>The 36-year-old may be granted parole after more than nine years behind bars on the tourist playground of Bali, with Indonesian Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin due to announce his decision later in the day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/big-money-awaits-australian-drug-mule-corby-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kerobokan Prison Schapelle Corby AFP Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:46:28 +0000 6063775 at http://www.globalpost.com