Journalists face prison

Documentary team face hefty jail term.

5 years in prison sought for 2 British journos

Two British journalists detained by Indonesian authorities since May for making a documentary on piracy in the Malacca Strait without proper papers could face five years’ imprisonment for breaching the country’s immigration laws, an official has said.

Speaking to The Jakarta Post on Wednesday, the head of the Batam Prosecutors’ Office’s general crimes unit, Ali Akbar, said his office had received a notification letter on the investigation order (SPDP) against the two journalists, 31-year-old Neil Bonner and 30-year-old Becky Prosser, from the Batam Immigration Office.

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