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Abstract

Extract:

To the media contingent encamped both inside and outside the Denpasar courtroom, she was "doe-eyed" and "tearful". To the judges and court officials, she came across as a prize drama queen. To the millions of ordinary Australians absorbing what they could of the case vicariously through media releases, she was an ordinary, likeable Aussie girl caught up in a nightmare that could easily have been theirs. Trapped in a country whose language was alien, whose legal system was different, and whose attitude to drug smugglers seemed almost barbaric, Schapelle Corby brought to life a silent fear we have all experienced - that of being falsely accused of something that we cannot conclusively prove that we did not do.



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