In chaotic scenes, Corby, 36, emerged from the prison on Monday morning, her face obscured by a hat, veil and a sarong.

After she rushed into a waiting prison van, she was taken under police escort to the prosecutor’s office in Denpasar to complete parole formalities. 

“This parole is not a generosity,” Indonesia’s Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin said, confirming parole last Friday.

“It is a right that is regulated by the laws of the land.

“We are a dignified nation and we enforce the law, and we don’t look at who that person is we look at the legislation.”

Corby is currently believed to be holed up with her family and representatives of Seven Media, which is understood to have paid several million dollars for an exclusive interview with the former beauty therapist who has always protested her innocence.

Under the terms of her parole, Corby must stay in Bali until 2017. She is expected to live with her sister Mercedes and her Balinese brother-in-law Wayan Widiarthaat their home in Kuta.

Corby was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2005 after customs officials caught her with 4.2 kilograms of marijuana stuffed into the bag of her bodyboard at Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport in 2004.

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