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Indonesia grants parole to Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby

Published on Feb 7, 2014 4:39 PM
 
Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby (centre) at a court room in Denpasar, Bali on Aug 25, 2006. Indonesia has granted parole to Corby, who has spent nine years behind bars on the resort island, the justice minister said on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia has granted parole to Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby who has spent nine years behind bars on the resort island of Bali, the justice minister said on Friday.

"Corby is among some 1,200 people" whose parole applications have been finalised, said Mr Amir Syamsuddin, while refusing to comment on when she might be released from prison.

The justice ministry added in a statement: "Corby has been approved to receive parole."

The Australian has always maintained her innocence and her case has attracted huge media attention and sympathy in Australia.

 
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