Journo pirate trial opens

Planned to film piracy documentary but visas were wrong.

British journalists on trial over Indonesia piracy film

BATAM, Indonesia (AFP) – Two British journalists have gone on trial in Indonesia for allegedly trying to make a documentary about piracy without the correct visas, and could face up to five years in jail, an official said Tuesday.

Neil Bonner, 32, and Rebecca Prosser, 31, appeared in court together Monday on the western island of Batam accused of having only tourist visas while attempting to make the film, Mr Ali Akbar, a senior official at the local prosecutor’s office, told AFP.

“They have broken Indonesian immigration law and could be jailed for up to five years if found guilty,” he said.

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