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Corby's mum to hand-deliver photos
Sam Riches - 17dec05


HAPPY to take evidence back to Indonesia ... Schapelle Corby's mother, Rosleigh Rose, will fly back with copies of the photographs allegedly showing her daughter with a drug dealer but which she claims were taken in Kerobokan jail.
THE mother of drug smuggler Schapelle Corby will travel to Bali to hand-deliver photographs of her daughter with an alleged drug dealer to prove they were taken in Keroboken Prison.

Rosleigh Rose obtained the photographs after The Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide was contacted on behalf of one of the men in the pictures, known as "Dave".

One set of the pictures was seized by South Australian police last week.

Indonesian prosecutors have said they may use them to strengthen their appeal for a longer sentence for Corby, currently serving 15 years in Keroboken for smuggling 4kg of marijuana from Australia to Bali.

The prosecutors expected to use the pictures to argue Corby previously associated with drug dealers.

Corby's family have vehemently denied she had any involvement with drugs or drug dealers.

Ms Rose has previously said the pictures were taken inside the jail, and not prior to Corby's arrest.

"Dave" was one of two met who met Ms Rose in Bali earlier this year. A picture of them was taken at the restaurant where they met.

Further pictures were taken at Keroboken Prison – one of each man with Schapelle, one of both men and Schapelle and one of Ms Rose, her partner and the two men outside Keroboken Prison.

The setting of those pictures, taken in May this year, is similar to that in pictures taken by Ms Rose of Schapelle on her birthday in jail in July this year.

Dave, who provided Ms Rose with the complete set of his holiday pictures, had met "Mal" – a South Australian man arrested for his role in an alleged cannabis operation – on the plane as both travelled to Bali. They met up in Bali, met Ms Rose and visited Schapelle together.

Two sets of the photos were printed in Bali – one for each man. SA police seized one set, which were handed to Australian Federal Police Thursday afternoon.

The others were kept by "Dave", who is not involved with the police investigation, and handed to Ms Rose on Thursday night.

"I was so relieved . . . Now I just need to get these pictures to Jakarta, to the judges, for Schapelle's appeal to prove they were taken in Keroboken and that Schapelle did not know this person before," she said.

She said "Dave" was willing to go to Bali to tell the circumstances of the pictures, corroborating Corby's claims she had not previously met the men.

Ms Rose was planning to travel to Jakarta on Monday.

She slammed police for not helping and for comments suggesting the pictures were not taken "in a prison setting".

"I'd like to know what a prison setting is in his (Commissioner Hyde) book then," she said.

"I knew all the time I was right. Every magazine that's seen Schapelle knows that's Keroboken, they (police) want Schapelle to look bad, the senior police and Mick Keelty haven't helped Schapelle at all, they just want her to look bad to keep pressure off corrupt airports," she said.

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  • Corby mum denies knowing drug suspect
    By Keith Moor and Sam Riches - December 17, 2005

    THE alleged drug dealer photographed with Schapelle Corby sat through some of her trial and visited her in jail.

    Corby's mother, Rosleigh Rose, claims neither she nor her daughter knew the man.

    Ms Rose said she met the alleged drug dealer and another man in a Bali restaurant and later took them to visit Corby in jail.

    The men were photographed with Corby inside Kerobokan jail.

    Ms Rose said the men also sat in the court during some of Corby's trial.

    The Herald Sun revealed a week ago that police in South Australia had seized photos of Corby with a man who was recently charged with marijuana smuggling.

    The alleged drug dealer is pictured alone with Corby in some photographs.

    Police initially thought they were taken before Corby was charged in October last year with importing 4.1kg of marijuana into Bali.

    SA police commissioner Mal Hyde told Ms Rose in a fax this week the seized photos "do not appear to have been taken in a prison setting".

    But the second man taken to the jail by Ms Rose, who gave his name as Dave, contacted The Advertiser in Adelaide on Thursday and confirmed Ms Rose's statements the photos were taken inside the jail.

    He provided Ms Rose with copies of the photos, which she intends to take to Bali to prove to authorities they were taken in the prison after Corby's arrest.

    Bali prosecutors also want copies to use in their appeal against the decision to reduce Corby's 20-year sentence by five years.

    Dave has said he met "Mal" - the SA man arrested for his role in an alleged cannabis operation - on the plane as both travelled to Bali.

    He said they met up in Bali, met Ms Rose and visited Corby together.

    Ms Rose said her partner Greg Martin took the photos.

    SA police seized a set of the photographs, which were handed to Australian Federal Police on Thursday.

    The other set was kept by Dave, who is not involved in the police investigation.

    Ms Rose said: "I just need to get these pictures to Jakarta, to the judges, for Schapelle's appeal to prove they were taken in Kerobokan and that Schapelle did not know this person before."

    Ms Rose said Dave was willing to go to Bali to support Corby's claims she never knew the men.

    Ms Rose, who plans to go to Jakarta on Monday, yesterday slammed police for not helping and for suggesting the pictures were not "in a prison setting".

    Australian police evaluate new photographs of Schapelle Corby
    The Australian Federal Police says it now has photographs which allegedly show convicted drug smuggler, Schapelle Corby, posing with a man recently arrested by South Australian police on drugs charges.

    Corby's mother, Rosleigh Rose, has now arrived in the South Australian city of Adelaide, demanding police show her the photographs.

    Our reporter, Daniela Ritorto, says outside police headquarters, she then made a plea to the charged man to give her a copy of the picture.

    "For the Supreme Court judges, because they are getting the same story here that those photos were taken with you and Schapelle before the arrest, and that is total lies," she said.

    "I have to help my daughter."

    Police say they are evaluating the photographs and considering Ms Rose's request to view them.

    However a spokesman says there are legal and privacy concerns about the matter, as the pictures are owned by the man and were seized under the execution of a search warrant.

    Corby is serving a 15-year jail term on the Indonesian island of Bali after being found guilty of trafficking more than four kilograms of marijuana into the country.

    She was arrested at Bali's main airport in Denpasar in October 2004.

    Corby has maintained her innocence.

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