A Danish national who kicked a Balinese shrine in Kalibukbuk Village, Singaraja will face deportation.
After completing 7 months at Singaraja Prison for deliberately kicking a sacred shrine that belongs to one of the residents in Kalibukbuk village named Jro Gede, an expat who has been identified as Lars Christensen was officially released from the jail on Friday (26/11). Now that his prison time is up, the expat will be transferred for immediate deportation.
Lars was arrested and proven guilty for violating Article 156 A of Criminal Law Book about Blaphemy. The Warden of Singaraja Prison, Mut Zaini confirmed that Lars has just officially finished his sentence.
“He was officially released from our prison, and will be transported to the Immigration Office. His wife was also here and saw when he was picked up.” Zaini said.
Head of Singaraja Immigration Office, Nanang Mustofa explained that the deportation process was postponed as both Lars and his sponsor were unable to provide an airplane ticket for the him to leave Bali.
“The person is required to provide the return ticket at this own expense to continue the deportation process as he had automatically lost his stay permit when he was proven guilty for committing the crime.” Nanang concluded. He will be held in custody by immigration officials until being deported.
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