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Indonesian anti-drugs group slams Australian's parole

Published on Feb 9, 2014 3:35 PM
 
Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby looks on during a ceremony inside Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Bali island on April 22, 2008. An Indonesian anti-drugs group said on Sunday Jakarta's decision to parole Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could put the "safety of our nation" at risk, as she prepared to leave prison on Bali. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

KEROBOKAN, Indonesia (AFP) - An Indonesian anti-drugs group said on Sunday Jakarta's decision to parole Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could put the "safety of our nation" at risk, as she prepared to leave prison on Bali.

The 36-year-old, whose case has attracted huge attention in Australia, could be freed as early as Monday from Kerobokan prison on the tourist island after the decision to grant her early release.

But Corby, arrested in 2004 entering Bali with marijuana stashed in her surfing gear, will walk straight into a media frenzy, with dozens of journalists camped outside Kerobokan and a bidding war for her first post-jail interview in full swing.

Corby's well-documented mental illness, steadfast proclamations of innocence and fight to be freed from prison earned her sympathy in Australia.

 
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