The latest news is below:
- SCHAPELLE’S BIRTHDAY
Schapelle’s 35th birthday was on Tuesday. Below is the message posted on Facebook to ‘celebrate’ this:
TODAY (10th July) is Schapelle’s Birthday. She is 27 again. She is 27 every year, because that is when the corrupt and the criminal in office stopped her life, and started her nightmare.
She stopped celebrating her birthdays in 2005, insisting that she would remain 27. She couldn’t face them. She couldn’t face realizing that she was yet another year older, that yet another year had been lost forever, and that another year of turmoil and torture lay in front of her.
Her birthday will be like every other day.
She will wake up in her overcrowded overbearing squalid cell. She will take her medication to escape the demons, to stop her thinking about her reality… to get through the day… somehow.
The day will never end: it will last forever. The thoughts will keep coming back into her mind, and she will chase them out again, topping up with the medicine when she can’t chase them any longer.
She will miss her home, her family, her freedom, her life, and will wonder again why this happened to her. She will chase the thoughts away, before she breaks down again.
As the medicine wears off, she will again become distressed, and paranoid, looking for cameras which can appear at any time. She will watch the door in case the Australian media appear. She will panic. She will run for the medicine again.
Perhaps it is a kindness that she doesn’t know about the callous mocking of her suffering, by the media, and by so many of her own people.
Perhaps it is a kindness that she doesn’t know that, even yesterday, the same vile and twisted media presented her as "happy", to placate public opinion.
After an absolute eternity, night will eventually come around. She will have survived another day, and she will escape into a fitful tormented sleep. Her 35th birthday will be over. At last, another day will have gone.
Schapelle: we will not wish you a happy birthday… instead, we will use the sword of truth to fight harder and harder for you. We will confront the corrupt. We will take your barbaric sacrifice to the world, and we will shout from every rooftop. You will never stand alone. People For Schapelle.
- THE BRISBANE SUPPORTER MEETING
The public meeting in Brisbane was held last Saturday. Supporters met in a park in the city centre, and then marched to the headquarters of the AFP to demand justice. A video has been created of the event, and has been posted on People For Schapelle: http://www.facebook.com/PeopleForSchapelleCorby
- ARIFIN WARDIYANTO
Arifin is a former Indonesian Minister, and has recently begun a one man campaign in Jakarta for Schapelle. He has seen the Expendable Project material, and has continued his own research…. research which shows that no Indonesian has ever been sentenced to 20 years, even when carrying thousands of kg of marijuana. He has produced tables to demonstrate this discrimination and racism. These have been sent to the Australian government, who of course already know (Schapelle’s lawyer wrote to them in 2005). Predictably, they have failed to respond.
Both the original Paris Hotman letter, and one of Arifin’s tables in graph format, can be viewed here:
- HOW TO HELP
A list of different actions which can be taken to help Schapelle is available on the following page:
Thank you for caring for Schapelle.