19 January 2006
Foreign Prisoner Support Service would like to acknowledge Australian
Journalist Tony Wilson of the Gold Coast Bulletin for his consistent,
ongoing dedication to Schapelle Corby and her family. Tony Wilson has been
relentless in reporting every aspect of the story from the moment this
young Australian was arrested in the Denpassar Airport in October
2004. Tony Wilson has shown the type of compassion that few journalists
allow themselves to show in these complex cases.
Tony Wilson is in our view, a journalist with courage and one who has truly
reported the humanitarian aspects of the Corby case in a most remarkable
way. He has bravely stepped inside the shoes, albeit briefly, of those of
us [former prisoners] who know first hand, the agony and despair of sheer
hopelessness. He has gained an empathy that few 'outsiders' could gain
without first enduring the pain of internment in a foreign prison. He has
come to understand the true agony of a family's nightmare and what the
struggle for freedom means to those who have lost their freedom.
One should never forget, that a persons' internment in a foreign prison
truly does affect the lives of so many people and not just their immediate
family and friends.
Former Political Prisoner [Laos]
Advocate - Foreign Prisoner Support Service
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