In 2005, 92% of Australians polled
believed Schapelle was innocent. Later,
swayed by rumors and false stories in the
media, most of us believed she was
guilty. Jailed for 20 years in horrific
conditions, amid disease, bullying, rape,
suicides and murder, she served 13 years.
This one page is conclusive proof
Schapelle was falsely imprisoned.
1. Transparency International Indonesia
surveyed 3,841 (most in business)
who reported bribes paid in 48% of
all interactions with Indonesian Police,
41% with Customs and 30% with Courts.
In Bali, a ruthless tourist extortion racket
operates. Drugs are planted, usually in
luggage, followed by an arrest and hours
of illegal (no lawyer) interrogation which
determines how big a bribe can be paid.
Threats of years in brutal jails, and harm
at home if they tell, usually sees bribes
quietly arranged and victims deported.
Though innocent, those not paying are tried
& convicted. Judge Sirait, head of Schapelleâ€™s
sham trial, said he had found no one innocent
in 500 drug trials! Even at trial, bribes
can reduce charges and sentences. If unpaid,
evidence of innocence can be suppressed
and severe sentences given. Thus murderers
have received 2 years & Schapelle 20 years.
2. At Bali airport her sister Mercedes
was handed mobile numbers on two bits
of paper by customs and police officers.
The guilty would readily pay. Schapelle
refused. Australian Robert McJannet after
5 mths on false drug charges, was told heâ€™d
get what Corby got unless he pled guilty.
His â€˜legalâ€™ costs were A$71,500. Our
consulate advised â€˜Steve & Deeâ€™, who
found marijuana planted in luggage after
arriving in Bali, to flush it in the toilet.
3. Bali law requires 2 forms of evidence,
not just drugs in unattended bags
that can have been planted. Schapelle
had no police record. Urine & blood tests
showed no drugs. Police tried to trick her
into signing â€˜confessionsâ€™; one written in
Balinese and the other, a falsified interrogation
transcript. Wisely, she refused!
Next, only a miracle saved her when police
tried to plant a small bag of drugs on
her and her family during a visit to Polda
prison in Nov., 2004. Her lawyer loudly
confronted police there, who, caught out,
said the package had fallen under her table
from an evidence locker on the other
side of the room. So despite their attempts,
police still had no 2nd form of
evidence! This was arranged when two
police and two customs officers alleged
Schapelle had said, â€œItâ€™s my marijuana.â€
Three spoke no English, one very little!
4. Schapelle is the first person ever
charged with trying to smuggle commercial
marijuana from Australia where the
4.2kg cost $32,000â€“$43,000 into Bali
where 4.2kg cost $1,700â€“$4,400, losing
90% of its value by taking it to Bali!
5. Schapelle did not have possession
of her bags for 8 hrs. Bag handlers did. 7
months later, three Qantas handlers were
jailed for smuggling 9.9kg of cocaine at
Sydney airport on the exact day, time &
site as her luggage. Leading that major
drug investigation, Asst Director of NSW
Crime Commission, Mark Standen, was
jailed for 22 years for a $120 million drug
conspiracy involving bag handlers.
6. Brisbane airport staff weighed the
3 bags – 65kg. If the same 65kg in Bali,
she had the drugs at check-in and was
guilty. If 4.2kg heavier, the drugs were
planted and she was innocent. Yet Bali
police failed to weigh them. Why else
than they planted them or knew who did?
7. The marijuana caused a pillowcase
size bulge in her unlocked, soft bag
sheâ€™d printed her name and address on!
Once unzipped, it was in plain sight (not
even under her board) in two clear (not
black) plastic bags, the inner one slashed,
releasing marijuanaâ€™s pungent smell.
These 6 facts are compelling evidence
the drugs were meant to be found. Was
this to get further UN drug war funding?
8. Bali prosecution gave no evidence
that Schapelle ever touched the two
plastic bags or marijuana inside. Prints,
DNA, even a single hair strand would
prove she handled the drugs and was
guilty – or help prove her innocence. Bali
Authorities refused to do, or allow, tests!
9. The prosecution alleged the drug
was Australian; the charge wasâ€˜importing
narcoticsâ€™. If Indonesian, this showed it
was planted in her bag at Bali airport.
DNA tests would prove which! When the
police, prosecution and judge refused to
allow testing, even by the Australian
Federal Police [AFP], this indicated the
drugs were Indonesian. Later, Judge
Sirait ordered all evidence burned, forever
preventing vital DNA and print tests
that would prove Schapelle innocent.
10. Despite an alleged new international
drug crime: from Australia to Indonesia,
neither government (who control
police, customs) investigated Schapelle,
her three friends or possible accomplices
(growers, dealers or bankers). No search
of her rooms at divorced mum or dadâ€™s
homes. No body search of her 3 friends,
Mercedes or her husband. Police even
failed to search other bags in her name!
11. Despite hundreds of security cameras,
Qantas and AFP failed to provide a
single image from hours of CCTV (or Xray)
film to prove her guilt or innocence.
12. Money attracts false stories! e.g.
Sunday Mail, 13 July 2008, â€œChannel 7
and 9 reportedly offered…up to $60,000
for his storyâ€ [alleging a drug link to her
dad that police found baseless]. TV 7 also
defamed her mum and sister and settled
for huge damages. Dozens of other false
stories have been published about her
family – all damaging to Schapelle, who,
like many similar victims, is innocent.
Ministers and AFP had fast access to this
evidence and more! Thus they knew she
was innocent. Why then were their media
statements testaments to her being guilty
e.g., falsely denying corrupt bag handlers?
We can create a miracle!
Unconditional love, for Schapelle, even
for whoever planted the drugs, will bring
her home. I give these 12 points only to
prove she was framed, not to levy guilt.
Fear and hate only perpetuate the same.
Our world mirrors whatâ€™s in our hearts:
choose love and peace. Indonesians will
support us, for we support them with hundreds
of millions of dollars and sincere help.
Hold this image in your heart: Schapelle
already home, free, smiling, gazing from
the beach at the ocean she loves. Write to
Schapelle with your love and support.
Our lessons? Secure bags if traveling!
On major issues, best not accept political
or media claims, intelligently search the
net. Speak out: regain our freedoms, build
real communities – therein lies strength.
Â© Dennis Stevenson Website 12reasons.net
Former Army Intelligence instructor,
member of parliament, police officer, researcher,
business consultant, visitor to Asia,
& investigative writer. He gives his services
freely to help individuals and communities.
The Hidden Truth at www.schapelle.net
12 Reasons Schapelle Corby is Innocent
Contact McJannett and Tony Wilson and
Questions from 12 Reasons:
2 500 drug trials
3 murder 2yrs
5 more victims
6 1st person charged, commercial
8 120 million
9 when slashed
Despite this, some had the courage to
report after leaving Bali, i. drugs planted
in their bags in Bali, ii. their arrest, and
iii. paying huge bribes to be freed or for
In 2008, her halfbrother stole from a man
some cash and drugs. In court, not even a
personâ€™s own convictions are admissible,
let alone someone elseâ€™s â€“ or rumors. In
2006 the AFP Certified that her dad,
mum, brother and sister had no criminal
12 Reasons Schapelle Corby is Innocent