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Kerobokan inmates celebrate Christmas

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 16 2008   /  11:09 am

Bali's largest prison facility, Kerobokan Penitentiary, held Monday a joint Christmas celebration that was attended by 156 inmates and members of the local Batak Protestant Church (HKBP) congregation led by Rev. Benny H Sitompul. CHRISTMAS IN PRISON: A foreign inmate at the Kerobokan penitentiary in Denpasar lights a candle at a joint Christmas celebration on Monday. The event was attended by 156 inmates and members of the local Batak Protestant Church (HKBP) congregation. (JP/Zul Trio Anggono) Several foreign inmates participated in the celebration, including two death-row convicts -- Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran; two inmates serving life sentences -- Matthew Norman and Martin Stephens; and Renae Lawrence, who successfully appealed for her original life sentence to be reduced to 20 years. The five Australians were convicted for illegal drug smuggling. The medi...