After watching the 60 minutes program last night i am finding it hard to comprehend that she will be in jail 20 years because someone had planted drugs in her suitcase. The main reason why i'm finding it hard is because of this fellow who was involved in the bali bombings. TONY JONES: One of the masterminds of the Bali bombing has escaped punishment for the crime. Idris had confessed to his involvement in the attack, but the charges were thrown out because of a recent Indonesian constitutional court ruling barring the retrospective use of anti-terror laws. Instead, Idris will serve 10 years for his part in planning the Marriot Hotel bombing, but not for the terror attacks that killed 202 people in Bali. Source: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1184293.htm He helped kill 202 people, and the many others that were injured. Yet someone who had drugs planted into their suitcase gets 10 more years than him... The prosecution has even appealed saying that 20 years is to light of a punishment. Schapelle has also appealed, but if gone against her she will receive and even lengthier period in jail....if not the death penalty.
Da rules is da rules. Can't they just try him for murder?
No my point is someone who had drugs planted in their bags should not be getting a sentence that is twice as long as someone who helped kill 202 people.
ConspiredDenialNo my point is someone who had drugs planted in their bags should not be getting a sentence that is twice as long as someone who helped kill 202 people.
Its very weird.. yes, it makes no sense.
Oh. Well, that's why the war on drugs and mandatory sentencing is stupid.
Your talking about a area of the world where women are not respected, are treated like crap, and have few rights.
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
14th April 2004
its sad i thought the drugs were planted too , but i heard australia is making arrangements for some prisoner transfer , but it is going to take some time
even if they do manage to get a transfer to an australian prison she still has to serve some time there.
welcome to court, leave your common sense at the door please why need common sense when you have laws? :rolleyes:
^Becuz common sense is very uncommon.