BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Australian woman convicted of smuggling marijuana into Indonesia in 2005 has been released from jail on parole.
Schapelle Corby’s case has been a media sensation in Australia, where initially at least her plight attracted sympathy and expressions of nationalist outrage.
The 35-year-old said nothing as she left Bali’s Kerobokan prison Monday through a large crowd of reporters.
She was convicted of smuggling 4.2 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana onto Bali and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
In 2010, she asked for clemency, citing her poor mental state. Two years later, Indonesia’s president cut her sentence by five years.
Corby will have to stay in Bali and cannot return to Australia until 2017.