The Sunday Smuggler

by Christopher Parnell

On Sale: 29/05/2002

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

the true story of an innocent Australian's eleven years in Indonesia's most notorious prisons. Christopher Parnell was on holiday with his family in Bali when the unthinkable happened. their holiday complex was raided and police claimed to have uncovered 12.5kg of hashish. Parnell and a travelling companion were immediately arrested. His companion was later released and left Bali as soon as the charges against him were dropped. While Parnell awaited trial, his friend signed a statutory declaration back in Australia to say that the drugs had belonged to him. He admitted he had been afraid to face Indonesian justice but believed the mix up would be rectified and Parnell released. Instead, Parnell was sentenced to the death penalty. that sentence was later reduced to 20 years and a fine of US$30,000. Over the next 11 years, Parnell was subjected to unthinkable sessions of torture. Left to starve and fight every day for his survival, Parnell became a man forced to eat everything from cockroaches to human flesh.

the true story of an innocent Australian's eleven years in Indonesia's most notorious prisons. Christopher Parnell was on holiday with his family in Bali when the unthinkable happened. their holiday complex was raided and police claimed to have uncovered 12.5kg of hashish. Parnell and a travelling companion were immediately arrested. His companion was later released and left Bali as soon as the charges against him were dropped. While Parnell awaited trial, his friend signed a statutory declaration back in Australia to say that the drugs had belonged to him. He admitted he had been afraid to face Indonesian justice but believed the mix up would be rectified and Parnell released. Instead, Parnell was sentenced to the death penalty. that sentence was later reduced to 20 years and a fine of US$30,000. Over the next 11 years, Parnell was subjected to unthinkable sessions of torture. Left to starve and fight every day for his survival, Parnell became a man forced to eat everything from cockroaches to human flesh.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732271763
  • ISBN 10: 0732271762
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 29/05/2002
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 27.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Biography & True Stories / True crime

Biography

Christopher V.V. Parnell was born in Sydney in July 1953 and went to school in Brisbane. When he left school at 14 he became an apprentice jockey in Sydney, but he left the country in 1972 at the age of 19 for Papua New Guinea and since that time has spent less than one year back in Australia. Now, 29 years on, Parnell lives in Victoria.


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