'Not bitter': Bali Nine member opens up about Renae Lawrence’s freedom

With Bali Nine drug mule Renae Lawrence close to freedom, a fellow member has given a rare interview, saying he is not bitter she is being released and wishing her “the best of luck”.

Matthew Norman, 32, is a fellow drug mule, sentenced to life in an Indonesian prison.

He is one of the five remaining Bali Nine members clinging to the hope that he will follow her path to freedom.

“I don’t feel bitter at all, I mean the judicial system is just like that,” he said.

“She got her sentence for whatever reason and we got ours.”

Matthew Norman, right, is a fellow drug mule, sentenced to life in an Indonesian prison. Source: 7 News

Lawrence will be released from prison on Wednesday, with prison governor calling on Australians to give her a second chance.

“She has been rehabilitated and I hope the Australian government and the Australian people will be able to accept her and treat her just like any other citizen,” Made Suwendra said.

Lawrence has served almost 14 years of her 20 year sentence.

The reduction came because she told police everything, generating powerful enemies.

Lawrence will be released from prison on Wednesday, with the prison governor calling on Australians to give her a second chance. Source: 7 News

Seven News has been told Lawrence has received numerous death threats from outside the prison.

On Wednesday, Indonesian police will take no risks, providing a fully-armed escort all the way to the airport.

There will be approximately 50 undercover and uniformed officers overseeing her departure.

NSW Police confirmed they would pursue outstanding warrants over car theft allegations when Lawrence returns to Australia.

An arrest upon arrival in Australia is unlikely, however.

“We will make a time reasonably with her legal team to bring her in to have those warrants satisfied,” NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said.