French drugs suspect escapes Indonesian jail using sarong.

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I vaguely remember reading there's no penalty or crime committed for a prison inmate escaping jail in Indonesia, and if that is the case, I guess if I was faced with possible execution I'd probably try my luck as well.


Photo. Nine news.

An accused drug trafficker has busted out of an Indonesian prison by sawing through the bars and using a sarong to swing down to freedom, police said.

A manhunt is under way for Frenchman Felix Dorfin after his daring escape from the second floor of a detention centre on Lombok island on Sunday local time.
https://www.9news.com.au/2019/01/22/11/39/indonesia-news-felix-dorfin-escapes-jail-with-a-sarong
 

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For the record, two of the four inmates who escaped Kerobokan in June 2017 are still at large (and will probably never be returned to Indonesia, especially the Malaysian one).

Also, it is his second attempt at escaping, first one being when he was about to be arrested at Lombok Int'l airport. He even attempted suicide and declared that it would be better for him to be dead now than shot later.

When you face such guy who clearly know what he has done and how bad it's gonna end up for him, one would thought that he would be carefully watched. Apparently not.

Considering the former suicide attempt, it's for the least stupid from the cops to have leave in his cell a sarong and a curtain, plus a sharp object allowing him to saw the bar, which is what he has allegedly done. If you want to hang yourself, you've got pretty much anything which is needed. At least he has found a smarter way to use them.
 

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Indonesia is an amazing country, it is riskier to smuggle a kilo of narcotics than to blow up a few hundred people.
 
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Busted. At last. After over ten days on the run he has been caught after having been recognized and denounced by local people. He didn't resist his arrest but has allegedly tried to bribe officers so that the let them free.

More about it: Kompas (in Bahasa Indonesia)
 

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Didn't even make it off the Island.. disappointing.
 

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He's been sentenced to death yesterday. Prosecutors requested a 20 years jail sentence but judges went for the death penalty.
 

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I understand if you appeal a conviction you may get a harsher sentence but if you already have the death penalty? I suppose they could add a flogging but if the prosecution just sought jail it would seem an appeal is worth a try.
 

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Considering the former suicide attempt, it's for the least stupid from the cops to have leave in his cell a sarong and a curtain, plus a sharp object allowing him to saw the bar, which is what he has allegedly done.
Perhaps that was deliberate, on the cops behalf.
 

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He means additional for escaping not for the original crime
 

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He's been sentenced to death yesterday. Prosecutors requested a 20 years jail sentence but judges went for the death penalty.
Last Monday the death sentence has been replaced by 19 years in jail and a fine of Rp 10 billions by Mataram High Court following the appeal made by FD. If the naughty boy doesn't pay his fine... a 1 month sentence will be added to the 19 years (minus remisi).

The sentence can still be modified by the Supreme Court if the prosecutors decide to appeal it.
 

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a fine of Rp 10 billions by Mataram High Court following the appeal made by FD. If the naughty boy doesn't pay his fine... a 1 month sentence will be added to the 19 years (minus remisi).
What is going through the minds of judges when they issue sentences like this? Can I volunteer to do 1 month for Rp 10 billion?

Short of a mega millionaire, who is trading 1 month out of 19 year sentence for Rp 10 billion?
 

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I suspect it is the legal code that outlines fines vs additional time.
 

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