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Crime: Nine years after a sensational trial: Australian freed in Bali

Nine years after her sensational drug trial, Australian Schapelle Corby (36) is released on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali. The Minister of Justice said on Friday in Jakarta. The case made international headlines because it initially faced the death penalty. Corby was caught at Bali airport with 4.2 kilograms of cannabis in his luggage, but has always assured her innocence. Her story was filmed in 2007.

Airport workers would have put the drug in her bag after checking in in Brisbane or when changing trains in Sydney, she said in the process. The judges didn't believe the story. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The verdict was broadcast live on Australian television in 2005. Corby was taken to Bali's overcrowded and infamous Kerobokan Prison.

The release was not out of doubt about their guilt: "We are not being generous or giving anyone special treatment," said Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin. "Early dismissals are regulated by law." Corby is one of 1,291 prisoners who were released early. She must stay in Indonesia until 2017 and report to the police regularly.

The high school dropout, who worked in her mother's fast food restaurant at home in Logan on the Australian east coast, flew to Bali with her brother and friends on a fun trip in 2004. The group had bodyboards with them, short surfboards for surfing. When Corby went through customs at Denpasar airport in Bali, officials stopped her. They found the drug in her bodyboard bag. (dpa)

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