Danish man who damaged shrine in Bali set for deportation after serving prison sentence

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The Immigration Workplace in Bali is about to deport a Danish nationwide named Lars Christensen, after he served time in jail for kicking a shrine in Buleleng regency two years in the past. 

Christensen was first reported by his ex-wife for damaging the shrines at her home in October 2019, with the entire incident having been filmed by a neighbor. The ex-wife, Ni Luh Sukerasih, then reported the act of vandalism to the police, who instantly launched an investigation. 

This was adopted with a clarification from Christensen himself, who claimed that he was really taking down a statue to interchange it with one other one. Pelinggih, or shrine, is taken into account sacred by Balinese Hindus, and it’s the place the place they’d place their choices to the gods. 

Nonetheless, police went on to arrest Christensen earlier this 12 months. He was later discovered responsible of blasphemy below Indonesia’s Felony Code (KUHP) and sentenced to 7 months in jail. 

The Immigration Workplace in Bali has held the foreigner in custody following his launch final Friday. 

“The particular person is being held on the immigration detention middle in Denpasar awaiting the deportation course of,” Jamaruli Manihuruk, who heads the Head of the Bali workplace for the Regulation and Human Rights Ministry, stated in a press release. 

In line with Jamaruli, Christensen has additionally violated Indonesia’s Immigration Regulation for destroying the shrines and is subsequently topic to deportation. 

“He has dedicated a harmful act and needs to be suspected of endangering security and public order,” Jamaruli stated.

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