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Corby awating release date


Schapelle Corby and her family a waiting for news on the release date form an Indonesian jail.

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Schapelle Corby and her family are anxiously waiting for news on her release date from Bali's Kerobokan jail.

The Indonesian justice minister needs to sign off on her parole.

Michelle Tapper joins me.

Good morning, Michelle.

Why the delay?

Well, we are told that the justice Minister suffered from chest pains yesterday and hasn't signed the paperwork.

Having said that, it could be yet another delay here in Bali.

It is believed that he has had the paperwork on his desk since early last week.

Schapelle Corby went to a parole hearing on Friday behind closed doors.

The justice Minister said publicly in the past that he supports her release.

We are believing that it could be imminent and confirming that with the Australian ambassador who visited her yesterday, confirming that the wheels are in motion.

Her sister also visited her yesterday for about an hour.

She also believes that the release is imminent.

When of it happens and the signature is finally granted, that appears to be the last obstacle for Schapelle Corby.

She could be released within hours and we expect her to be driven out of the jail with her sister.

Meanwhile, one of the Bali Nine has been moved to another jail?

Scott asked authorities to move him to another jail here in Bali.

He told them that there were threats inside Kerobokan Prison and also too many temptations.

It's interesting to note that it was Scott Rush's father that dobbed the Bali Nine into the Federal Police eight years ago shortly before they were arrested here in Bali.

So he has always been an outsider from the Bali Nine.

He moved prisons.

There are only seven of the original members left.


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