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Indonesia Releases Australian Drug Smuggler

11 February 2014

An Australian woman convicted of smuggling marijuana into Indonesia walked free from jail on Monday after being given parole, the latest chapter in what has been a media sensation in her home country since her arrest on the tourist island of Bali in 2005. Schapelle Corby’s case captured the imagination of many in Australia, where initial sympathy for her plight and nationalist outrage in the aftermath of two terrorist attacks targeting Australian interests in the country made for a potent combination for popular and highbrow media alike. The 35-year-old said nothing as she left Bali’s Kerobokan prison Monday through a large crowd of reporters. —AP

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