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Corby's mum has message for Leslie
Tuesday Nov 22 20:50 AEST

The mother of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has urged freed Australian model Michelle Leslie not to speak harshly about her time spent in a Bali jail for drug offences.

Rosleigh Rose warned Leslie to think carefully before telling her story to the world out of fear any inflammatory comments could jeopardise Australians still on drugs charges in Indonesia.

"Hopefully she doesn't say anything about the justice system or anything over there that can ruin it for all the other Australians in Indonesia," Ms Rose said on Tuesday.

"They don't like things said about them.

"She's paid dearly for what she's done for being stupid, but I think ... she has to be careful what she says."

Leslie, 24, was freed from Bali's Kerobokan prison on Saturday after serving three months behind bars following the discovery of two ecstasy tablets in her handbag.

Her supporters have made it clear she is looking to sell her story, subject to legal advice over whether she would be breaking the law, and that she wants to tell "the real facts" about her conviction for possessing ecstasy in Bali.

But the model returned to Australia on Tuesday amid a chorus of warnings against a media deal.

At least 11 other Australians, including the Bali Nine and Corby, a former Gold Coast beauty student, are in Indonesian jails either serving time or awaiting court decisions on drugs charges.

Ms Rose said she was happy to see Leslie freed.

She said comparisons could not be drawn between Leslie and Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years jail for smuggling 4.1kg cannabis into Bali.

Corby, who maintains the drugs were planted on her, remains behind bars awaiting an appeal although her sentence has already been cut to 15 years.

"The guilty come home and the innocent have to try to prove their innocence," Ms Rose said.

"Schapelle will come home soon one day, it just takes time and patience."

Ms Rose said she also tried to avoid media reports about Australian drug trafficker Nguyen Tuong Van, who is set to be hanged at dawn on Friday December 2 in Singapore.

"It upsets me too much. When I see his mother on TV or his face on TV I get emotional," Ms Rose said.

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