British man jailed in Indonesia over cannabis haul 'released from prison'

A British man jailed in Indonesia for possession of drugs has reportedly been released from prison.

Paul Beales was sentenced to four years in December 2012 in a case which involved three other Britons, one of whom is facing death by firing squad.

Beales was found guilty of illegal possession of cannabis after being arrested with Rachel Dougall and her partner Julian Ponder earlier that year in a sting operation against alleged drug traffickers.

They were held alongside Lindsay Sandiford, from Cheltenham, who was found with cocaine worth about £1.6 million as she arrived on the island three years ago.

There have been calls for Sandiford's release since she was sentenced to death in Bali in January 2013. While she admitted the offences she claimed she was coerced by threats to her son's life.

David Cameron raised the matter earlier this year in talks with the Indonesian government.

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