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Ian Andrew Hernandez of California walks in handcuffs after his verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. An Indonesian judge has sentenced Hernandes to nine years and four months into prison for possessing and circulating 5 grams of cocaine and marijuana. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Indonesia sentences American man to 9 1/3 years for drugs

Jan. 13, 2020 6:00 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced an American man to 9 1/3 years in prison on Monday after finding him guilty of selling cocaine and marijuana on the resort island of Bali. Police said Ian Andrew Hernandez of California was arrested last May with 10 small plastic packs containing 6.6...

Australian William Cabantog, left, sits in a court room during his verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The judge has sentenced Cabantog twelve months in prison. Cabantog and another man were arrested last July at the Lost City Club on Indonesia's resort island of Bali with 1.12 grams of cocaine. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Indonesia sentences 2 Australians to up to a year for drugs

Jan. 6, 2020 3:47 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A court on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali sentenced two Australian men on Monday to nine and 12 months in jail for possessing cocaine. Former Melbourne nightclub promoters William Cabantog and David Van Iersel were arrested last July in a police raid at the Lost City Club in...

Ni Luh Erniati stands outside the site of the Sari Club bombing, with photographs of victims displayed on a gate in Bali, Indonesia on Friday, April 26, 2019. Erniati's husband, Gede Badrawan, was one of 202 people killed in the 2002 bombings, which targeted the Sari Club and nearby Paddy's Pub. It took months before officials were able to identify Gede's remains. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Bali bombers' brother, bomb widow become friends, seek peace

Dec. 27, 2019 11:05 AM EST

TENGGULUN, Indonesia (AP) — The young Balinese widow stared across the courthouse at the man who had murdered her husband and 201 others, and longed to see him suffer. Ever since that horrible night, when she realized amid the blackened body parts and smoldering debris that the father of her two little...

A Muslim student reads the Quran at an Islamic boarding school in Tenggulun, East Java, Indonesia, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The school is part of Ali Fauzi's Circle of Peace Foundation, which Fauzi created in a bid to combat violent extremism. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Ex-bombmaker, Bali widow forge friendship, seek peace

Dec. 27, 2019 12:42 AM EST

TENGGULUN, Indonesia (AP) — The Balinese widow stared across the courthouse at the man who had murdered her husband and 201 others and longed to see him suffer. Ever since that horrible night, when she realized amid the blackened body parts that the father of her two little boys was dead, Ni Luh Erniati's...

Indonesian custom officers escort foreign suspects for drug smuggling charges in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Indonesian authorities say they have arrested six foreigners for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs onto the tourist island of Bali. The foreigners, a Swiss man, a Thai man, a Singaporean woman, a Chilean man and two Hong Kong men, wearing orange detainees uniform were paraded with their feet and hands tied, at a news conference.(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Indonesia parades 6 foreigners arrested for drugs on Bali

Dec. 18, 2019 3:37 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested six foreigners for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs onto the tourist island of Bali. A Swiss man, a Thai man, a Singaporean woman, a Chilean man and two Hong Kong men wearing orange detainee uniforms were paraded with...

Police arrest 7 suspected militants in Indonesia's Papua

Dec. 14, 2019 10:03 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Saturday that they have arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in the country's easternmost Papua province as authorities beef up security ahead of Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Papua police's deputy chief, Yakobus Marjuki, said the elite...

Alleged militants kill police officer in eastern Indonesia

Dec. 14, 2019 5:54 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Alleged members of an Islamic militant group shot a police officer to death in eastern Indonesia in the latest assault targeting security officials in the world's most populous Muslim country, police said Saturday. Five gunmen ambushed and took hostage villagers and police...