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27 May 2005 @ 01:28 pm
The verdict was Guilty. She has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, and has to pay a fine of 100 million rupee (which is about $ 14,000 AUD).

I have been crying so much at work, all my makeup is washed off. I can't say I can't believe it, but I was hoping for a miracle.

I feel devastated :(

winterswitchery on May 27th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
At least they chose not to sentence her to death.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on May 27th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
i know :( and they could have sentenced her to life in prison too, which over there, life really is life, unlike over here where life is usually... 20 years or something.

But it doesn't seem like much of a consolence. watching her break down when they handed down the verdict was so heartwrenching.

20 years in an indonesian prison. my god :(
(no subject) - kirsidee on May 27th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - winterswitchery on May 27th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
opheliaesque on May 27th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
yeah, or life in prison - wasn't that what the prosecutors asked for?

the world is so cruel - and so stupid - sometimes.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on May 27th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
i agree :(
yes, you're right, the prosecutors requested life in prison. which is what we though she would get, if found guilty - so in that respect, 20 years is definitely a lighter sentence. but f***. how heartbreaking, nonethless. 5 years or 55 years, being in an indonensian jail would be so soul-wrenching :((
Ivana Stabbitch_please on May 27th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
Oh Jade, I'm so sorry. I hope you feel better soon. And I hope they let her serve her [unfair, unjust, cruel] sentence in Australia.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on May 27th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
thankyou sweetie.
and i agree. i hopehopehope they will work out a prisoner exchange deal so she can at least come back to australia :(

imslightlycrazy on May 27th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)

sorry your not feeling verygood about it, its sad.. hope she can come back to Australia, but ive heard that then theyd have to let all tehse other australians over there com back to..
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on May 27th, 2005 11:50 am (UTC)
exactly. They can't have one rule for her, and not for the others.
It's just so horribly sad, the whole situation :(
Kirstie: [whats the story morning glory]kirsidee on May 27th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
*holds you* i've been crying since i heard. it's just not fair.
kys mig, jeg er danskjadey_mcshadey on May 27th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)
I'm shocked. I never actually thought, naive as I am, that she would be found guilty.

Indonesian citezens are going to suffer for this, next time they need aid and Australia doesn't offer it.

indriya on May 27th, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)
What a great idea. They hurt one of our citizens, so let's hurt them back. Setting an example like that will really help the world move forward.

What's happened to Shappelle might be terrible, and we might not agree with Indonesian courts and laws, but that hardly excuses anti-Indonesian/anti-Asian/anti-Muslim bigotry. I don't agree with every Australian law or every verdict in Australian courts, and I doubt every Indonesian agrees with their laws either... but that's hardly the point. I wasn't in the court, and I didn't see the evidence. Who are we to judge this as right or wrong? Either way, it's very sad for Shappelle, but what's sadder is people getting caught up in the media hype and slagging off other Indonesia for not having the same laws and beliefs that we do.
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some devil is stuck inside of meturnbacktime on May 27th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
i'm pretty sure it IS a miracle considering she could have gotten death by firing squad.
melymbrosia: audrey bookpalefire on May 27th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this... even though it would have been worse, it shouldn't have even happened in the first place. :(
indriya on May 27th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
Whether she really is guilty under law or not, it's so terribly sad for her. I don't agree with severe penalties for drug trafficking or possession, particularly not for marijuana... but when you go to these countries you are warned at the airports and on the planes... Oh, I don't know. Whatever really happened with the locks or the drugs doesn't matter - it is terribly sad for her, and I wish you didn't feel bad as well... They will appeal to the High Court, and then, if that fails, there's the Supreme Court... The prisoner exchange will probably be the answer... which makes me wonder what poor Indonesian citizen we've got tucked away... But I hope you feel better, Jade. And I hope Shappelle does get home.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on May 27th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
I know, I bet there are many Indonesians & people from other countries tucked away here without reason... well hell, look at the detention centres. Some people are saying it's the same sort of thing.

Oh, it's just so awful :(
drink meroseinyrteeth on May 27th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
i don't know if i would have known about this entire case if it weren't for you. that verdict is heartbreaking; i hope she's able to get an appeal or something, but my heart goes out to her and her family.

    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on May 27th, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
*hugs* i hope i haven't bored any of my overseas readers by writing so much about this, i guess it's just been on my mind a lot lately.
it's so sad :( i can't stop thinking about it (her).
(no subject) - roseinyrteeth on May 27th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
here i stand with this sword in my handpresqueciel on May 27th, 2005 09:45 am (UTC)
it's terrible, i'm so sad for her, the poor thing :(
Benedicte: brotherly love_benedicte on May 27th, 2005 11:50 am (UTC)
That is horrible. I am sorry. :(
elizabethlizzi_barth on May 27th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
i know... i'm just so upset. ugh. there are no words.
ms krissyoh_la_la on May 27th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
i just found out about
this story (from you)
& it's breaking my heart.
:( i'm here with you
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on May 29th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
you are a sweetheart.
jessicasea__secret on May 27th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
this is TERRIBLE. ugh. it makes me feel sick to my stomach.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on May 29th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
i know :(
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