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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Crowe steps up his fight to free Aussie drug smuggler

Ireland Online

Russell Crowe is stepping up his fight for an imprisoned Australian beautician who has spent the last six months in an Indonesian prison on drug smuggling charges after hearing that a man who could prove her innocence has been stabbed.

The Oscar winner appeared on Australian broadcaster John Laws' radio show, urging officials to step up their efforts to free Schapelle Corby.

Crowe said: "The photographs of Schappelle Corby broke my heart.

"I don't understand how we can, as a country, stand by and let a young lady rot away in a foreign prison. That is ridiculous.

"It is Indonesia, fine and dandy, but we need to find a rational platform to save this girl's life."

Corby was arrested and imprisoned last October when marijuana was found in her luggage during a trip to Bali, but the desperate beauty school student has maintained her innocence ever since.

Her plight suffered somewhat last week when another Aussie Indonesian inmate, who testified that a gang used Corby's luggage to stash the drugs, was stabbed in jail and put in solitary confinement for his protection.


  • this poor women, there is absolutely NO doubt in my mind she is INNOCENT. As a Canadian citizen I am outraged at the behavior of the Indonesian trial. It sickens me. She is going to die in that prison if she is not freed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:45 PM  

  • free her. it is marijuana not murder. Please, maybe she was confused by the song Bali High or maybe she was duped by others, or maybe she is totally innocent, but please 20 YEARS is wrong. How can i help free her??? what can i do. This is a travesty. Think about it. This could be anyone of us. Please this is a cause we can sink our teeth into. Please help free this woman. I do not know her, i only know she could be anyone of us. Please help me help her...what can i do??

    By Blogger leekeywest, at 6:25 PM  

  • Help me help her. What can i do??

    By Blogger leekeywest, at 6:43 PM  

  • Indeed, this could be anyone of us. Even if she was guilty (which I doubt), the punishment just doesn't fit the crime. Boycot Indonesia! Don't buy it's products, don't go there.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:45 AM  

  • I guess i will write to her and to the Bali government and ask for them reconsider the crime, the punishment, the whole picture. There are so many people to ask to help her, Oprah, Bono, Russell Crowe. maybe i should write to them?? it is marijuana, not murder. I have to do somethnig. i just do

    By Blogger leekeywest, at 3:25 PM  

  • anyone else with an idea of how to get attention to this woman's plight for 9 pounds of marijuana???? Not a suicide pack, but marijuana....not a weapon of mass destruction 9 pounds of marijuana. if anyone has any other ideas please let me know...write my senator?? my governor?? bali?? i will write her....

    By Blogger leekeywest, at 3:26 PM  

  • ANONYMOUS: Where are you?? i am a canadian via mother. Crystal Beach Ontario Canada...hmm, anywhoo, what can we do about this woman? i dont know i just feel its for real that she got played...i think if we forget about her, we all lose.

    By Blogger leekeywest, at 7:25 PM  

  • I think that its a little too far.. telling people not to buy Indonesia's products. It's like saying kill all the dogs cause one bit me in the leg. Although I think that Schapelle is innocent, she had a lot of evidence against her and it isn't the judge's because he had to go by the law of Indonesia. We can not tell Indonesia what to do but we can try to convince the judge to let Schapelle come back to Australia. Besides... why are we trying so hard to help Schapelle when there are other people in Bali who are Australian and need our help?

    By Blogger Todda, at 2:32 AM  

  • I mean seriously I really care about the cause for Schapelle but other people are in Bali as well.. its not fair... i think all we can do is to pray for her and try to get the government to do something about it =]

    By Blogger Todda, at 2:34 AM  

  • The case has been going around for quite some time and all those while she's stuck in Bali's prison. Only the Australian government can do something about it. They are arranging a deal with the Indonesian goverment, for a prison transfer, which means if she's sentenced, she can do it in Australia.
    Indonesian law is such, we can't bent a country's law just because you all fell pity for this woman. For all we know, look can be decieving, she might be guilty after all.

    By Blogger ivi, at 11:43 PM  

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