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Schappelle Corby Must Not Die

SCHAPPELLE CORBY MUST NOT DIE

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is calling on the New Zealand Government to condemn any death sentence that may be pronounced on Schappelle Corby by the Indonesian Government for cannabis charges. We expect our Government to put pressure on the Indonesian Ambassador in N.Z.by joining the Australian Government's appeal against a death sentence for Schappelle.

Australian and New Zealand continued support for the Single Convention Treaty and the international 'War on Drugs' gives the Indonesian Government added licence, to continue their repressive drug laws.

The ALCP is committed to continue putting pressure on our Government, to follow through on the recommendations from two Health Select Committee Inquiries, which found the current system of cannabis prohibition is a failed policy that does nothing to stop people using cannabis.

The result of enforcing unworkable laws, encourages the lucrative black market and corruption, victimising people like Shappelle Corby. She is not the first victim and according to our sources, this is certainly not the first time baggage handlers have been used to assist drug couriers with their goods. It is common practice around the world.

If the NZ Government does nothing and Schappelle Corby is executed , they could be seen as complicit in her murder. After all, the old saying is true: 'For evil to prevail, all it takes is for good people to do nothing.'

Irinka Britnell - National Secretary - Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

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