Prosecutors to Appeal Schapelle Corby Sentence: They Want Life

I wish I was making this up, but I'm not. It's mind-boggling. Prosecutors in the Schapelle Corby case have announced they will appeal her 20 year sentence for bringing 9 pounds of pot into Bali on the grounds that it is not severe enough. They contend she should have received a life sentence.

Prosecutor Ida Bagus Wiswantanu said he believed the judge had erred and should have given Corby a life sentence.

"For us justice is life for anyone who imports that much marijuana,'' he told reporters.

An Australian expert on Indonesia's legal system agreed the sentence was unusually light by Indonesian standards.

[link via 12th Harmonic, whose author also blogs at the offical Schapelle Corby blog, Innocent Without a Doubt. Thanks also to 12th Harmonic for praising and quoting TalkLeft's live verdict blogging post. ]

More here.

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    at least for now she seems to have an entire country behind her. lets hope they keep up this fight and that there is a continued venue for debate