Bali Nine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Bali Nine is the name given to nine Australian citizens arrested on April 17, 2005, in Denpasar on the island of Bali, Indonesia. They had tried to smuggle 8.3 kg of heroin valued at about AUD 4 million from Indonesia to Australia. Andrew Chan, Si Yi Chen, Michael Czugaj, Renae Lawrence, Tach Duc Thanh Nguyen, Matthew Norman, Scott Rush, Martin Stephens and Myuran Sukumaran, all aged between 18 and 28 at the time of their arrests. After the trial, five of the Bali Nine received death sentences, and the others got 20 years or life sentences. Renae Lawrence is currently serving her 20 year sentence in Kerobokan Prison along with fellow Australian Schapelle Corby.