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.