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In Bali, 4 Foreign Inmates Tunnel Out of Prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Four foreign inmates have escaped from a high-security prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali after digging a 50-foot tunnel under the prison’s walls, the authorities said on Monday.


Prison guards and local police officers found the tunnel around 8 a.m. local time, leading to a road outside Kerobokan Prison, which houses more than 1,000 inmates, including a large number of foreigners convicted of crimes including murder and drug offenses.


The prison, which is west of Denpasar, the island’s capital, is only a few miles from many of Bali’s internationally famous beaches and resorts.


The police said that the entrance to the tunnel was only 20 by 30 inches. Initially, the authorities thought that as many as seven prisoners had escaped, but a count confirmed that it was only four.


“We immediately started a manhunt,” said Hengky Widjaja, a spokesman for the Bali Provincial Police. He said the four inmates escaped under cover of darkness late Sunday or early Monday.

“我们马上开始了搜捕,”巴厘省警方发言人亨基·维查亚(Hengky Widjaja)说。他说,四名囚犯于周日晚上或周一凌晨在黑夜掩护下逃跑。

The fugitives include Shaun Edward Davidson, a 33-year-old Australian from Perth who made headlines in his homeland when he was sentenced to a year in prison in September after being caught using someone else’s passport on the island.

逃犯中包括现年33岁、来自珀斯的澳大利亚人肖恩·爱德华·戴维森(Shaun Edward Davidson),他因使用他人护照在该岛被捕,并于去年9月被判入狱一年,此事在澳大利亚还登上了新闻。

The other escaped inmates are Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, of Bulgaria; Sayed Mohammed Said, 31, of India; and Tee Kok King, 50, of Malaysia, said Syarpani, a spokesman for the government agency that oversees prisons, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

其他逃犯还包括43岁的保加利亚人迪米特尔·尼科洛夫·伊利耶夫(Dimitar Nikolov Iliev),31岁的印度人赛耶德·穆罕默德·赛义德(Sayed Mohammed Said),以及59岁的马来西亚人郑国经(Tee Kok King,音),主管监狱监督工作的政府机构发言人西亚帕尼(Syarpani)说(同许多印度尼西亚人一样,他的名字只有一个单词)。

Mr. Davidson had been set to be released within three months, according to local news reports, raising questions about why he opted to escape.


According to The Sydney Morning Herald, in January 2016 Mr. Davidson was due in court in Perth on charges of possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, and two other offenses. When he didn’t attend, an arrest warrant was issued.

根据《悉尼先驱晨报》(The Sydney Morning Herald)报道,2016年1月,戴维森因涉嫌持有冰毒和大麻以及另外两起罪名,本应在珀斯出庭接受审判。但他没有出席,于是法庭对他发出了逮捕令。

Mr. Davidson fled the country, arriving at Bali’s international airport from Perth.


Mr. Davidson was arrested months later by the Indonesian authorities, who had been looking for him after having received tips that he overstayed his tourist visa and was using false documents, the newspaper reported.


The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an email reply to questions that it had been “advised by Indonesian authorities of an alleged escape from Kerobokan Prison of several prisoners, including an Australian man,” but it declined to comment further.


Kerobokan has long had a grim reputation for overcrowding, corrupt guards and facilities below international standards.


Among the prison’s most notable foreign inmates in recent years were members of the so-called Bali Nine group of Australians who were arrested in 2005 trying to smuggle 18.5 pounds of heroin out of the resort island. The group’s two ringleaders, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were executed by firing squad in 2015.

近年来,监狱中最著名的外国囚犯是一个人称“巴厘九人组”(Bali Nine)的团伙中的澳大利亚人,他们在2005年因试图携带18.5磅海洛因离开该度假岛而被捕。该集团的两名头目陈子维(Andrew Chan)和缪兰·苏库马兰(Manuran Sukumaran)于2015年被枪决。

The prison was also home for nearly a decade to Schapelle Corby, an Australian former student beautician who was sentenced to 20 years in 2005 for smuggling nine pounds of marijuana into Bali. Now 39, she was granted parole in 2014, and last month allowed to leave the island and return home.

此外还有在这里服刑近十年的莎佩拉·科尔比(Schapelle Corby),她曾是一名澳大利亚学生美容师,2005年因将9磅大麻走私到巴厘岛被判入狱20年,现年39岁的她在2014年获得假释,上个月被允许离开该岛回家。

Monday’s escape was another black eye for Indonesia’s penal system, which has experienced numerous prison escapes and riots over the years because of overcrowding and inadequate conditions, as well as a lack of guards and prison personnel. In May, hundreds of inmates broke out of an overcrowded prison on the island of Sumatra. In June, flooding caused a wall to collapse at a different prison on Sumatra, allowing dozens to escape.