Stacey Addison Is Finally Out Of Jail & Coming Home!


Stacey Addison coming home Indonesia

Each time there’s an update on Stacey Addison’s case, emails flood back and forth between Team JST. Maybe because the majority of us also graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) or maybe because Dr. Addison has been living our worst nightmare as avid travelers.

SEE ALSO: EXCLUSIVE! Stacey Addison’s Mother Speaks: How You Can Help My Daughter Out Of Jail

Today, we’re elated to see a post on Help Stacey Facebook page written by her mother Bernadette Kero, who has been restlessly managing her 15,000+ followers page. The latest announcement posted this morning at 1 a.m. PST, was to say that Stacey is coming home!

Stacey Addison coming home Indonesia airport leaving

Bernadette posted:

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED! STACEY IS ON HER WAY HOME!!!! Stacey’s passport has been released by the judge and we’ve been notified by the Embassy that her plane has just departed East Timor! She will arrive back in Oregon on Wednesday, 6 months to the day that her ordeal began. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT, POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS! YOU NEVER GAVE UP!! There are so many people to thank! Thank you to our wonderful Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and particularly Jeff Merkley who supported Stacey from the very beginning, to Ambassador Stanton and the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Dili for all of their hard work, to the former President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta for his support and generosity, to Stacey’s lawyer Paolo Remedios, to Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, to the support group of friends in Dili, to all of Stacey’s friends and family, to everyone who signed the petition and contacted their representatives, to everyone who contributed to help defray her legal fees for what may be the most expensive taxi ride ever and to all of those who worked behind the scenes and many, many more. It’s been quite a journey! Please stay tuned for a thank you from Stacey when she gets back to the States! Can’t wait for you to get back home Stacey! #‎HelpStacey‬

Photo of Stacey holding her passport with her good friend Dawn who started the Dili support group and her lawyer Paolo Remedios and photos of Stacey’s departure at the Dili airport.

Stacey Addison coming home Indonesia airport

Dr. Addison had been solo backpacking around the world since January 2013. On September 5, 2014, she traveled from Indonesia into Timor-Leste (aka: East Timor, an island country formerly part of Indonesia) to renew her Indonesian visitor visa when she shared a cab with another passenger who asked to pick up a package at a local DHL office. Addison was arrested once police found methamphetamine in the package. She was held in the Dili Detention Center during four nights then released after an initial hearing with her passport detained until authorities finish further investigation. Since then, it’s been a long struggle with local government and trying to get the attention of the U.S. government.

Jetset Times has been closely watching Stacey’s situation and even conducted an exclusive interview with her mother. We’re extremely thrilled to see Stacey returning home. With more to come on Wednesday when she arrives back in Oregon.

What do you think of Stacey’s story? Let us know in the comments.

Stacey Addison coming home Indonesia group locals

Photos: Facebook/Help Stacey

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