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Bali Police Deny Accusation Of Wrongdoing Over Tourist Death

Bali Police have gone on record to defend their actions and deny allegations of wrongdoing over the death of Rodrigo Ventocilla in police custody in August. Ventocilla was a prominent Harvard student and transgender activist from Peru. His death and the events leading up to his passing have been a source of outrage for LGBTQIA+ …

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Peru Government Requests Official Report From Bali Following Death Of Tourist

The Peruvian government has requested an official report from authorities in Indonesia over the death of Rodrigo Ventocilla, who died in police custody in Bali on the 11th of August. Ventocilla, a Harvard student and transgender activist, was traveling to Bali for his honeymoon. He was arrested on the 6th of August because he was …

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Freelance Journalist Deported From Bali After Dispute With Sanur Guesthouse Owner

Bali Immigration has deported a Russian-German citizen after he refused to settle his accommodation bill. The man, known by his initials AA holds both Russian and German passports, he is believed to have been a German Army Marine in a previous life. AA had been in Indonesia since 2021, and during his interrogation admitted to …

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Bali Tourists Saved From Thieves As Locals Start Recording Attempted Phone Robbery

Two tourists were saved by locals during an attempted phone robbery on Jalan Poppies in Kuta over the weekend. The video, which has since been shared on local Instagram news accounts, last 53-seconds. Locals who were in the area at the time started recording the commotion. It is thought that although the two men who …

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Australian Tourist In Bali Dies After Falling From 4th Floor Hotel Room

An Australian tourist died after falling from a 4th-floor hotel balcony in Bali on Wednesday night. An investigation is underway by Kuta Police. The man, identified by local media only by his initials DSJ, was 46 years old and believed to be staying at the hotel alone.  DSJ checked into The Haven Hotel in Seminyak …

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Bali Airport Thief Arrested For Theft Of Russian Tourist’s Bag

A 42-year-old man from West Java was arrested at his home on Thursday 12th May for stealing the laptop bag of a Russian tourist. The incident was caught on the CCTV of the domestic airport’s Starbucks cafe making it very easy for the police to track down the thief.  Some commentators are suggesting that 21-year-old …

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Bali Tourist Feared To Have Been Dragged Out To Sea By Canggu Current

Arman Arifin, 34, from Surabaya, has been reported missing in Canggu after visiting the beach on Sunday 8th May. As the week progresses, the community and search and rescue teams are fearful that he was dragged away by the tide.  Arifin, his partner, and friends were visiting the world-famous Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu on …

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Russian Woman Will Spend 4 Years In Bali Prison For Half A Gram

A 28-year-old Anastasiia Savidskaia has been sentenced to 4 years in Bali prison for possession of Methamphetamine. During a trial that was led by the Judge, I Wayan Sukradana stated that the suspect was guilty and violated Indonesian law for possessing an illegal substance during her stay in Bali. “We have decided to sentence the …

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American Who Murdered Her Mother In Bali Has Been Released From Prison

An American named Heather Lois Mack has been released from Kerobokan Prison after finishing her sentence on Friday (29/10). After being imprisoned since 2014 for murdering her own mother, Heather was finally released from the Kerobokan Prison on Friday morning around 9:00 am, and was immediately transported to the Immigration detention house by Immigration officers. …

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British National Rescued After Falling Into A River In Bali

A British national named Cyrus has been evacuated from a river in the Tegalalang rice terrace area after slipping from an 8 meter high ravine. The Head of the Tegalalang Police Department, AKP I Ketut Sudita confirmed that Cyrus was rescued after falling to a river while trekking the rice terrace area with his friends …

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Russian National Rescued After Getting Lost While Hiking On Bali Mountain

  A 27-year-old man named Igor from Russia has been finally rescued after being missing for 1 day while hiking Mount Sang Hyang. The Head of the Bali Search and Rescue Team (SAR), Gede Darmada confirmed that Igor was found by authorities at an altitude of 1,880 meters above sea level on Mount Sang Hyang that …

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