Indonesia Deporting Australian Surfer After Alleged Naked, Drunken Rampage


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Indonesia will deport an Australian surfer following an alleged drunken, naked rampage, The Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday.

Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones was arrested in April on Simeulue Island after police accused him of seriously injuring a fisherman in an alleged drunken frenzy at a surf resort in the West Aceh regency. Risby-Jones will be deported from Aceh after complying with the restorative justice process, The AP reported.

The 23-year-old walked free Tuesday because he offered to pay compensation to the fisherman’s family and apologized for the attack, according to The AP. (RELATED: ‘You Messed Up’: Lawmaker Arrested For Public Intoxication)

Risby-Jones faced up to five years in prison if charged with assault, Fauzi, the head of the Immigration Office in Meulaboh, said.

Fauzi refused to reveal the amount Risby-Jones paid in compensation. However, Australian media revealed the alleged attacker forked over roughly 250 million rupiah ($16,810) to the family for full hospital fees, according to The AP.

The fisherman underwent surgery in Banda Aceh for broken bones and a serious leg infection.

The Muslim province of Aceh is religiously conservative. They’re the only Indonesian province officially practicing Sharia law. Derived from the Quran, Sharia law describes the strict standards Muslims must abide by to be exhibiting good behavior.