Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali-Nine's Martin Stephens Loses Appeal
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Bali-Nine's Martin Stephens Loses Appeal

Bali Nine's Martin Stephen Life Sentence Affirmed by Supreme Court, Casting Cloud Over Outstanding Appeals by 3 Australians Appealing their Death Sentences.

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Martin Stephens, Bali Nine, Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran, Scott Rush, Todung Mulya Lubus
Click Image to Enlarge


The Indonesian Supreme Court has rejected the arguments offered on appeal by convicted Bali-Nine drug smuggler, Martin Eric Stephens (34), seeking a reduction to 10 years in prison in his life sentence for attempting to smuggle 9 kilograms of heroin from Bali's airport to Australia in 2005. Arguments from Stephen's attorney failed to sway the High Court claiming his client was merely a courier and, as such, warranted a long prison sentence instead of life behind bars without parole.

The latest decision underlines the consistently hard line being taken by both the Indonesian President and the Indonesian courts in dealing with drug offenders. The latest decision also forebodes badly for two other members of the Bali Nine - Andrew Chan (26) and Myuran Sukumaran (29), who are waiting to for the High Court's answer to their request to change their current death sentence to 20 years in prison. Reacting to the decision, Chan's and Sukumaran lawyer, Todung Mulya Lubus, expressed his disappointment, seeing the ruling as reflecting a standing policy to hand out heavy sentences in all drug cases.

Meanwhile, the attorney for Scott Rush (26), a fourth member of Bali-Nine, painted a more optimistic picture. Attorney Robert Khuana thinks his appeal against Rush's death sentence may still prevail, explaining that every panel of judges rules differently.

The Indonesian Supreme Court is the court of last resort for convicted criminals with only a Presidential order of clemency now standing between Stephens and the stark reality of spending the rest of his life behind bars.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Infrastructure First: Seaports and Airport
Transportation Minister Says Baliís Airports, Seaports, and Passenger Terminals Must be Enhanced to Support Growing Passenger Numbers
Another Renovation for Baliís Airport?
Minister of Transportation Wants Carrying Capacity of Baliís Airport Increased to 35 Million Passengers per Year
Move Underway to Trump Chinese Tourists?
DPR-RI Vice Chairman Seeks Repeal of Wide-Ranging Visa Free Status for Indonesian Visitors
Departure, No Return
Garuda Accused of Incorrect Procedures in Death of Passenger Flying from Jakarta to Melbourne
Infrastructure First!
New Hotel Projects Set for Nusa Penida in Dire Need of Water and Electricity Support
Bali Welcomes 3 Millionth Visitor
Bali by the Numbers: BPS Says 43.3% More Foreign Visitors to Bali in August 2016, Passing the Year-to-Date Mark of 3 Million
In Need of a Designated Driver
European Couple Die in Motorcycle Mishap After a Night of Partying on Pererenan Beach in Bali
Bad Smells from the Kitchens?
Drainage Ditch at Bali Airport Filled with Foul-Smelling Pollutants Suspected to Come for Airline Catering Building
Cherishing the Children
St. Regis Resort Bali and Laguna Resort & Spa Raises More than $20,000 for UNICEF at Lavish Beachside Moonlight Dinner
Itís a Bali Holiday
Official National Holidays and Shared Holidays in Indonesia for 2017
Me and My Guitar
West Bali Police Send Home 18 Punkers on a Personal Sojourn in Bali
Passport to a Clean Bureaucracy
Indonesian Immigration Service Joins the Anti-Corruption Campaign
All [News]!