Auj-e Taqaddas also called Indonesia a "horrible, ugly country."

A British tourist has been sentenced to six months in prison for slapping an immigration officer in Bali.

As reported by MSN, a British tourist has been sentenced to six months in prison after she slapped an immigration officer in Bali in July 2018.

Auj-e Taqaddas, 42, had missed her flight from Bali to Singapore and was prevented from boarding the plane.

The British tourist was filmed lashing out at the officer and slapping him across the face at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. In the video, Taqaddas is heard calling the official a “bastard” whilst using other profanities. She is seen attempting to grab her passport from the officer.

Taqaddas was also fined 300,000 Indonesian rupiah (USD $21.40) for each day she overstayed her visa by five months. As she stayed five months beyond the expiry of her visa, her total fine came to 48,000,000 rupiah (USD $3,430).

In a district court in Denpasar, Bali, judge Esthar Oktavi found the British tourist guilty under Article 212 of the country’s criminal code. Such an offence carries a maximum of 16 months in prison for “being guilty of rebelliousness.” 

The judge found her guilty of violence against a government official and sentenced her to six months in prison.

Taqaddas pleaded not guilty and claimed the video footage had been edited. She intends to appeal her sentence. Taqaddas also claims she was ill and had no access to medicine “in this horrible, ugly country.”

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