Rush a mere courier, Keelty tells court (ABC)

September 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Foreign News, Indonesia, Scott Rush) (, , , , )

By Indonesia correspondent Matt Brown

Former Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Mick Keelty has testified Scott Rush was only a minor player in the drug smuggling ring that landed him on death row in Indonesia.

Rush was one of four Australians among the so-called Bali Nine arrested for trying to smuggle heroin through Denpasar Airport in 2005.

His parents looked on today as Mr Keelty told the court hearing Rush’s final appeal against execution that he was not on the AFP’s radar before that fateful drug run.

“He did not know or understand, in my opinion, what the roles of the other people were,” Mr Keelty said.

“His role was a very minimal one.”

Full article here.

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