Australians express outrage at Corby verdict

Australians have reacted with a mixture of disbelief and condemnation to the conviction and 20 year jail sentence handed to Schapelle Corby for drug smuggling.

Protesters have also gathered outside the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra to express support for Corby.

In the hours after the verdict was handed down, the overwhelming majority of talkback callers on radio were furious, suggesting there had been a serious miscarriage of justice.

“The decision is absolutely unfair. She was not given a fair trial,” one caller to ABC Radio said.

“I don’t believe there was enough evidence to convict, and I think a 20-year prison term for somebody who could very easily be innocent is just so far over the top that would offend most Australians,” another caller said.