US woman may be stuck in E. Timor for two-year drug probe

This reproduction of a photo released by lawyer Paulo Remedios on December 26, 2014, shows US citizen Stacey Addison (2nd from R) standing with her lawyers after she was released from jail in Dili on December 25, 2014An American woman arrested in East Timor after drugs were found in a taxi she was sharing will be forced to stay in the country for an investigation lasting up to two years, her lawyer said Friday. The United States had on Thursday cheered the release from jail of Stacey Addison, an American veterinarian who was travelling in East Timor as a tourist when she was arrested on September 5. A Facebook page campaigning for Addison’s freedom said Thursday that she had been released from her cell on Christmas Day but her passport remained in the hands of East Timor authorities.

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