Schapelle Corby has been keeping quiet lately as she goes about her normal life in Bali.
Schapelle Leigh Corby was convicted of smuggling drugs into Indonesia. She subsequently spent nine years imprisoned in Bali in Kerobokan Prison. Since her arrest Corby has publicly maintained that the drugs were planted in her body board bag and that she did not know about them. Her trial and conviction were a major focus of attention for the Australian media.
Corby was convicted on 27 May 2005 for the importation of 4.2 kg (9.3 lb) of cannabis into Bali. She was sentenced to 20 years by the Denpasar District Court and imprisoned in Kerobokan Prison. On appeal her conviction and sentence were confirmed with finality by the Indonesian Supreme Court. In March 2010, Corby petitioned the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for clemency on the grounds of mental illness. In May 2012, she was granted a five-year sentence reduction. Corby was released on parole on 10 February 2014 after serving nine years in prison. Under her parole conditions, Corby cannot leave Indonesia until July 2017.
Corby’s Bali parole officers said they think she is happier and looking “sexier” and have even talked to the media about what they think her plans may be for the future, regarding marriage and children,
Ni Ketut Sukiati, who counsels the convicted drug trafficker as a condition of her parole, says she last saw Corby on August 10.
She denied reports speculating that Corby is pregnant or trying to get pregnant, and plans to marry her Indonesian ex-boyfriend Ben Panangian.
“She’s doing well now, she looks fresher and more cheerful,” she said, describing Corby’s look as fuller figured, and “sexier”.
“I don’t think she’s pregnant, she’s not wearing pregnancy clothes, and if she was pregnant, she would tell us,” she said.
“I ask her if she wants to marry and she always says not yet, it’s still a long way off, and she wants to marry someone from outside Bali.”
As part of Corby’s parole agreement when she was released from Kerobokan jail last February she must live in Bali until 2017, staying clear of crime and drugs.
Her ex boyfriend, Bali local Panangian, whom she met in jail, has recently served more time for drug use after being arrested in a police raid last year.
Although they are often seen in each other’s company around Bali Corby has denied they are a couple.
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