SBY’s decision gives hope to Bali Nine men

Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jakarta correspondent | March 21, 2009

Article from: The Australian

INDONESIAN President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has slashed the life sentence of a convicted French drug smuggler, heralding a major policy shift with enormous implications for the death-row members of the Bali Nine heroin smuggling gang. Australian traffickers Scott Rush, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan now stand a real chance of having their death sentences overturned, after Frenchman Michael Loic Blanc, 34, won a downgrading of his jail term to just 20 years.

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