04 Dec '11, 3am

Indonesia releases 14-year-old Australian boy convicted of drug possession after 2 months in detention

Indonesia releases 14-year-old Australian boy convicted of drug possession after 2 months in detention

Indonesia on 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. -- PHOTO: AFP DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesia on Sunday released a 14-year-old Australian boy convicted of drug possession on the resort island of Bali after two months in detention. A high school student from a coastal area north of Sydney, the teen has been the focus of intense negotiations involving Canberra's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and other Australian officials lobbying for his release. The boy admitted to carrying 6.9g of marijuana when he was arrested on Oct 4 in the tourist area of Kuta, where he was on holiday with his parents. 'Earlier, the process of taking fingerprints... processing release documentation, taking photographs was completed,' Bali's Kerobokan prison chief Siswanto told reporte...

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