Australian male indicted of trafficking marijuana, Diazepam into Bali mentally ill, says sister


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Jan 31, 2018 07:11:21

Australian male Joshua Baker fronts Bali justice on drug chargesVideo: Australian male Joshua Baker fronts Bali justice on drug charges

(ABC News)

The sister of an Australian male on conference for importing a tiny volume of drugs into Bali has urged judges to recognize her hermit is mentally ill.

Joshua James Baker, 33, is on conference for importing 28 grams of pot churned with tobacco and 37 tablets of a anti-anxiety drug Diazepam.

The charges lift a limit chastisement of 10-12 years in jail nonetheless he’ll expected offer around one to dual years in jail if he’s convicted.

Lawyers for Mr Baker contend he suffers from ongoing mental illness and is contingent on drugs including Diazepam.

Lawyer Maya Arsanthi pronounced Baker was bipolar and suffered from ongoing depression.

She pronounced he was not fit to face conference and should be immediately expelled from apprehension and changed to a mental hospital.

Mr Baker’s sister, who asked not to be named, spoke to media after a hearing.

Joshua James Baker and some of a drugs he was allegedly carrying
Photo:

Joshua James Baker and some of a drugs he was allegedly carrying. Oct 11, 2017. (Supplied: Bali airfield customs)

She pronounced her hermit was diagnosed with a mental illness when he was 8 years old. She pronounced he carries drugs with him to provide his illness.

“We wish a judges and a prosecutor can see and acknowledge a astringency of Joshua’s disease,” she said.

“His box is only singular and rare and there has not been any cases like this.

“He’s such an violent person”.

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