Schapelle Corby, the Australian woman convicted of smuggling marijuana into Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, has been released after nine years in jail.

Her case became a media sensation in her home country; her release from prison was carried live on TV networks across Australia.

The 35-year-old said nothing as she left Bali's Kerobokan prison through a large crowd of reporters. She wore a hat and had a scarf covering her face.

Corby was convicted of smuggling 4.2 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana onto Bali in a boogie board bag and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Many Australians questioned the fairness of the trial and the length of her sentence compared to some of those convicted of minor roles in relation to the Bali bombings.

At least two other Australians are on death row in Indonesian drug smuggling cases, and several are serving long prison terms. They have received much less coverage than the Corby case.

IBTimesUK looks back at her arrest, trial and nine years in jail.

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October 12, 2004: Schapelle Leigh Corby, 27, is escorted by plain-clothed police officers after being arrested on suspicion she smuggled 4.2 kilograms of marijuana to BaliAP
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January 27, 2005: Schapelle Corby is escorted by Indonesian police to a courtroom in Denpasar for trial on a drug charge that could bring the death penaltyReuters
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February 11, 2005: Schapelle Leigh Corby speaks with her lawyer Lily Sri Rahayu Lubis in a court cellReuters
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Schapelle Corby is escorted by Indonesian police from a court in DenpasarReuters
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April 14, 2005: Schapelle Corby is escorted by court officials as she leaves a Denpasar courtroom. Her sentencing hearing was adjourned because Corby was too ill to stand trialReuters
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April 21, 2005: Schapelle Corby talks to her lawyer from behind bars in a Denpasar courtroomGetty
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May 17, 2005: Australian beauty therapist Schapelle Corby resists a police officer after she was found guilty of trying to smuggle 4.1kg of marijuana into Bali. She was sentenced to 20 years in jailReuters
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May 26, 2005: The father and mother of accused Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby visit their daughter in Kerobokan JailGetty
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June 4, 2005: Demonstrators protest over what they say is a light sentence handed down to Schapelle Corby, in JakartaReuters
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July 13, 2005: Indonesian prison guards try to calm convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby after she was spotted by journalists while walking back from the prison church to her cellReuters
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July 20, 2005: Schapelle Corby attends her appeal trial in a Denpasar courtReuters
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August 3, 2005: Schapelle Corby is escorted to a courtroom in Denpasar after the court heard testimony from additional witnesses called by her lawyersReuters
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December 25, 2008: Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby holds a magazine featuring her sister on the cover. Corby received a one-month remission for the Christmas holiday periodReuters
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February 10, 2014: Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby covers her faceas she is released from Kerobokan Prison in BaliReuters