04 Dec '11, 2am

Indonesia releases Australian drug teen

Indonesia releases Australian drug teen

DENPASAR, Indonesia: Indonesia Sunday released a 14-year-old Australian boy convicted of drug possession on the resort island of Bali after two months' detention, an official said. "Earlier, the process of taking fingerprints... processing release documentation, taking photographs was completed," Bali's Kerobokan prison chief Siswanto told reporters. "He is now free," he added. A district court on November 25 handed the boy a two-month jail sentence for marijuana possession, deducting the eight weeks the boy had already spent in detention. The boy was held at an immigration detention centre in Jimbaran but made a brief stop at the Kerobokan prison Sunday to get his fingerprints taken and paperwork finalised before he is handed to immigration authorities at Denpasar airport for deportation. The boy, who wore a white shirt and a balaclava to hide his identity, was accompanie...

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