Denpasar News

Crew angers villagers

Saturday October 17, 2009
DENPASAR. Dozens of angry Indonesian villagers have demanded thousands of dollars from a crew filming Julia Roberts' new movie, Eat, Pray, Love, according to officials.

Bali Schoolies Shameful

Thursday November 13, 2008
Bali schoolies shameful On October 12, 2002 three bombs were detonated - one in a backpack-mounted device carried by a suicide bomber; a large car bomb, detonated in or near popular nightclubs in Kuta, Bali; causing 202 deaths and 209 injuries. A third smaller device was detonated outside the US consulate in Denpasar.

Time To End Bush's Wretched War

Monday November 10, 2008
The sign at the entrance to the customs hall at Denpasar Airport in Bali is neither subtle nor ambiguous: "Death penalty". Anyone trafficking in illegal drugs could face execution. That is the law of our closet and largest Asian neighbour. It is a law of the utmost serious moral consequence.

Pardons Ruled Out

Saturday July 19, 2008
DENPASAR: Indonesia has ruled out presidential pardons to the three convicted Bali bombers, virtually ensuring they will soon face firing squads.

Indonesia Will Accept Blame

Saturday July 12, 2008
DENPASAR: Indonesia says it will implement the recommendations of a new report that blames it for a systematic, murderous campaign of human rights abuses surrounding East Timor's 1999 vote for independence.

Corby Escapes For A Pamper And Treat

Thursday July 3, 2008
CONVICTED drug smuggler Schapelle Corby spent several hours yesterday in a Denpasar beauty salon beside the hospital where she is being treated for depression amid concerns she could commit suicide.

Long Wait Follows Emergency Landing

Tuesday July 24, 2007
PASSENGERS on a full Jetstar flight had to wait two hours before being allowed to disembark from an aircraft forced to make an emergency landing at Denpasar Airport yesterday.

Den Of Antiquities

Sunday June 24, 2007
For Balinese culture, visitors usually head for Ubud or Seminyak, but Tom Cockrem finds rich character in Denpasar.

Australian Dj Held In Bali Jail After Drugs Bust

Wednesday June 13, 2007
POLICE in Bali have jailed an Australian DJ and two other foreigners after finding a small quantity of drugs at party in a holiday villa on Sunday. Byron Bay-based DJ Nicholas Taylor, Italian villa manager Andrea Baldini and a well-known Belgian chef, Jean Brouck, were being held in a cramped cell at Denpasar police headquarters with 17 other prisoners yesterday. The trio would be held overnight and questioned further today, The Age was told.

Lawyer Pleads For Expert To Help Bali Three

Thursday May 3, 2007
DENPASAR, Bali: Lawyers for three Australian heroin smugglers have pleaded for John Howard to produce an Australian international law expert to bolster their appeals against their death sentences.

Australian On Drug Charges

Wednesday November 22, 2006
A MELBOURNE woman arrested on drug charges in Bali is facing up to five years' imprisonment. Michelle Condon, 35, from Port Melbourne, was apprehended carrying 0.2 grams of "shabu shabu", or crystal methamphetamine, police in Denpasar alleged yesterday.

Bali 9 Leader Loses Appeal

Thursday April 27, 2006
DENPASAR.- Indonesian appeal judges have upheld the death penalty for convicted Bali Nine ringleader Myuran Sukumaran, but have ordered changes to the verdict for condemned gang "Godfather" Andrew Chan.

Downer In Clemency Plea To Jakarta

Thursday February 16, 2006
THE Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, will travel to Jakarta next week, and is expected to plead for clemency for the two Australian drug smugglers sentenced to death. The Herald understands Mr Downer will meet the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Hassan Wirayuda, to discuss counter-terrorism issues. Mr Downer is also expected to raise the cases of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who were sentenced to death by firing squad by the Denpasar District Court on Tuesday.

Bali Drug Mules Beg For Judges' Mercy

Thursday February 2, 2006
PLAINTIVE pleas for mercy echoed across Denpasar District Court yesterday, with the young Australians now known as the Bali Nine begging to escape a lifetime behind bars or the prospect of a firing squad.

Surreal Day In Denpasar Court

Friday January 20, 2006
BALI nine defendants, drug "mule" Scott Rush and alleged "godfather" Andrew Chan, laughed and shared cheeseburgers yesterday claiming they had both found God, while prosecutors again failed to deliver sentencing demands.

Life Or Death Decision In Bali

Monday January 16, 2006
ONE young Australian, Michael Czugaj, makes his weekly trip across Bali in a black prison bus to the Denpasar courthouse tomorrow, this time to hear if prosecutors want to take his life.

Bali Nine And The Firing Squad

Monday January 16, 2006
WHATEVER you think of the Bali nine, it is easy to sympathise with their parents' plea to the Prime Minister, John Howard, to save their children from the death penalty. We readily understand the anguish of parents whose children face the firing squad. The appeal has come from the parents of Renae Lawrence, Scott Rush, Michael Czugaj and Martin Stephens, the four accused who were stopped at Denpasar airport with about eight kilograms of heroin. Their prosecutors are discussing penalties with ...

D-day Looms For Anxious Bali Nine

Monday January 16, 2006
WHEN young Australian Michael Czugaj makes his weekly trip across Bali in a prison bus to the Denpasar courthouse tomorrow, he will learn if prosecutors want to take his life.

Charge Unlikely

Friday December 2, 2005
DENPASAR.- An Australian motorcyclist whose girlfriend was killed in an accident in northern Bali is expected to be released without charge.

A Model Escape ... Or Maybe Escapist Fantasy

Saturday November 19, 2005
Michelle Leslie has been saved by a story even she denies, writes Mark Forbes in Denpasar.

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