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Renae Lawrence's long road to release

April, 2005:

* Lawrence and eight others are arrested at Bali airport and a local hotel over a plot to smuggle 8.3kg of heroin into Australia

* Lawrence has more than 2kg of heroin strapped to her body

September, 2005:

* Indonesian prosecutors say all nine Australians will be charged with offences that carry the death penalty

February, 2006:

* Lawrence gets life in jail but prosecutors had argued for 20 years because she co-operated with police

* At her trial she claimed ringleader Andrew Chan threatened to kill her and her family unless she carried the drugs

* Chan and fellow ringleader Myuran Sukumaran are sentenced to death; the rest end up with life in jail

April, 2006:

* Lawrence and four others appeal their life sentences; They win and get 20 years instead

- Lawrence decides to not lodge further appeals


* Others try their luck but some lose spectacularly, with some jail terms upgraded to the death penalty

* Ultimately only the two ringleaders are executed

November, 2018

* Officials in Bali confirm Lawrence will be released on November 21

* Lawrence has shaved years off her sentence through remissions for good behaviour

* She could be the only member of the Bali Nine to ever taste freedom again, with the rest to die in jail unless their cases are reviewed.

© AAP 2018