Schapelle Corby's parole application to be reviewed this week

Schapelle Corby's parole application to be reviewed this week

Indonesia’s Justice Minister says the parole application of Australian convicted drug smuggler, Schapelle Corby, will be considered within the next 3 days.

Corby was sentenced to 20 years in jail in 2005, after more than 4kg of marijuana was found in her luggage.

But received a five year sentence reduction in 2012, after appealing to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Combined with other small sentence reduction for good behaviour, she was eligible to apply for parole after serving two-thirds of her sentence.

Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin has the final say on the application, and he has confirmed Corby’s name is among almost 2000 cases he is considering.

He says he should have a ruling on her case by the end of the week.

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