Bali Nine drug mule Renae Lawrence to walk free from jail

Bali Nine drug mule Renae Lawrence is set to be released from prison within days and deported from Indonesia.

Ten News reports the 41-year-old will walk free from Bangli jail on November 21.

Lawrence was one of nine people arrested by Police in 2005 over a plot to smuggle heroin into Australia.


ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT

Lawrence was herself intercepted at Bali’s international airport with 2.6 kilograms of the drug strapped to her body.

She was originally sentenced to life in prison which was reduced to 20 years on appeal.

By the time she is released next week she would have served 13 years and six months.

According to Ten, Indonesian authorities have begun making arrangements with Australian officials for her release and deportation.

In an interview with Newscorp in August, Lawrence revealed she was nervous, happy, sad, confused and emotional about her impending freedom.

Lawrence will be the first member of the group to come close to freedom and is likely to be the only one to be freed.

Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed by firing squad in 2015.

Another member Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, died of cancer earlier this year while serving his life sentence.

Five others – Si Yi Chen, Micharl Czugaj, Scott Rush, Matthew Norman and Martin Stephens are also serving life sentences.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of