Robert McJannett calls for Schapelle Corby to be sent home

AN Australian man who has arrived home after five months in a Bali jail for drug offences has called on the government to bring Schapelle Corby home.

Robert McJannett, a prominent trade unionist and former political candidate, hit out at Indonesian authorities when he arrived in Perth.

“For the past five months, I have witnessed blackmail, bribery and corruption on an unprecedented scale. It is clearly not possible to receive a fair trial in the Bali justice system,” he said.

Mr McJannett urged the federal government to intervene in the Corby case.

“I call on the prime minister and foreign minister in this election year to bring Schapelle home, before it’s too late,” he said.

Corby is serving a 20-year jail term after she was caught at Bali’s airport in October 2004 with 4.1kg of marijuana in her boogie board bag.

Earlier this year she applied for presidential clemency, saying she was suffering from depression that could endanger her life.

Clemency decisions in Indonesian can take months.

Mr McJannett was arrested at Bali’s airport on December 28, 2009 with 1.7 grams of marijuana in his luggage.

The 48-year-old was released from jail on Friday after serving five months.

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