Indonesian Justice Minister says Corby's parole may be revoked
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 01:33
Mar. 4 - Schapelle Corby's parole may be revoked after TV network airs documentary about the convicted Australian drug trafficker. Sarah Toms reports.
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Indonesia may revoke Schapelle Corby's parole after the airing of an Australian tv documentary about the convicted drug trafficker.
Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin had been criticised for releasing Corby from a Bali jail last month after nine years of a 20-year sentence.
(SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) INDONESIAN JUSTICE MINISTER AMIR SYAMSUDDIN SAYING:
"I'm waiting for the report and evaluation from the correction centre because I heard there was an interview. Although the interview was not done by herself (Corby), it was done by her family, we are still going to evaluate whether she had violated the requirements of parole."
The Indonesian government warned Corby family that she should not do a post-release interview.
But Australia's Channel Seven went ahead with an interview with her sister, Mercedes, seen here visiting Corby in prison.
In Sunday's documentary, Mercedes suggested that marijuana found in Corby's bag "could have been from Indonesia", suggesting her sister had been set up.
Corby, face hidden by a scarf and checked hat, was jailed in 2005 for smuggling marijuana into Bali. She has always denied the charges.
The former beautician's release on parole sparked a backlash with some Indonesian politicians and anti-drugs groups saying it violated laws that are supposed to be stringently enforced.
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