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Schapelle TV interview could end parole

Schapelle TV interview could end parole

Schapelle Corby has been told not to take part in a TV tell-all interview after Indonesian authorities said it could end her parole.

Deputy Law and Human Rights Minister Denny Indrayana and Indonesian justice minister Amir Syamsuddin has discussed the issue of Schapelle signing on to do a multi-million dollar TV deal.

The pair agreed that the interview would threaten Schapelle’s parole and said it “would be wise” for her not to do it.

“I have communicated with the minister earlier regarding the would-be stories, interviews,” Minister Indrayana said.

“We have agreed, and we have conveyed this to corrections board officers, that it would be better that those interviews were not conducted because the content might invite polemics and it’s possible that it creates unease among society.”

Mr Indrayana said the 36-year-old convicted drug smuggler did not have a special case and had simply met the conditions to be granted parole.

He made it clear that Schapelle had to stick to her parole conditions, which could be revoked at any time.

“So, instead of creating problems, we’re giving the view, advice, as I have conveyed to corrections board officers to convey this to Corby that it (the interview) shall not be conducted because she’s still in parole status,” he said.

“With parole, there’s regulation.”

Since her release on Monday, Schapelle has been staying at luxury resort Sentosa Seminyak in Bali and has been in talks with the Seven Network, which could earn her more than $2 million.

Schapelle’s sister Mercedes Corby spoke for the first time since her sister’s release on Thursday, saying: “The sums being reported are ridiculous”.

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