Yusril Ihza Mahendra, attorney for the National Anti-opium Movement (Granat), announced to media in Jakarta yesterday that he believes a second foreigner, besides Schapelle Corby, has been granted clemency by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
“Not many people know that President Yudhoyono has granted clemency to two foreigners,” said Yusril to the media.
Yusril claims that Peter Grobman, a German man who was sentenced to five years in prison for possession of 2.2grams of marijuana, found on his person on arrival in Denpasar’s airport, has also been granted a remission recently.
His original sentence was reduced by 1.5 years after he appealed.
Yusril has announced he will now sue over the two clemency decisions given by the President.
“A decree is not a form of legislation generally. Therefore, anyone who feels aggrieved by the decree, has legal status to sue the President in the administrative court,” said Yusril.
He says he believes the granting of remission is contrary to the principles of prudence and good governance.