Aussie arrested in Indonesia for drunken rampage faces twist in legal proceedings.

Aussie arrested in Indonesia for drunken rampage faces twist in legal proceedings.

Australian Detained in Indonesian Prison Reaches Settlement Deal

Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones, a 23-year-old Australian, was arrested in April in the Aceh province on the Indonesian island of Simeulue after a drunken rampage. He allegedly struck a passing motorcyclist, causing the man to fall into a gutter and suffer a leg injury that required 50 stitches in hospital. Risby-Jones has spent the past month in a 3x3m prison cell and is facing a maximum of five years in prison on the charge of maltreatment resulting in serious physical injury. However, it appears he has reached a settlement with his victim for $25,000.

The settlement deal brings Risby-Jones one step closer to coming home, but there is still one more hurdle to his freedom. The Attorney-General in Jakarta must consider whether the compensation payment is enough or if they will press for jail time. Risby-Jones expressed relief at the settlement deal, saying that it had taken a long time to find peace resolution but now that they are there, it’s good. He also mentioned that staying in an Indonesian cell for a month was very hard and mental, but he is doing good now.

Risby-Jones’ actions reportedly caused an angry mob to threaten to burn down his accommodation. Local police allege that he had been drinking a vodka bottle before he stripped in his room at the Moon Beach Resort sometime after midnight. He then left his room still naked and assaulted a security officer who attempted to stop him.


The settlement deal reached by Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones brings him one step closer to coming home. However, there is still uncertainty as to whether he will face jail time or not. This incident serves as a reminder that actions have consequences, and it is important to be responsible and respectful when traveling abroad.


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