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A young Russian woman, Goryaynova Anastasiya (30) had her day in court yesterday after being arrested in Kuta in possession of narcotics for personal use in March this year.

Bali Post reported she was sentenced to two years in prison in Denpasar Courts by a panel of judges led by I Gusti Ngurah Partha Bhargawa. While the woman broke down in tears on the reading of the verdict, both the defendant, accompanied by his legal counsel, Jero Ahmad Hadiana, and prosecutors accepted the verdict without appeal.

Prosecutors had previously demanded the defendant be sentenced to three years in prison.

The defendant was initially arrested by police on Jl. Raya Kuta, Bamboo Gang, Banjar Abianbase, Kuta, on March 24, 2017. Police found her in possession of 0.16 grams of meth amphetamine. The defendant claimed to buy the drugs from someone named Luki for Rp 500.000.

She claimed in court that she had been addicted to the drug since 2016. Besides shabu shabu, it was revealed that the defendant, who was married to a local man from Buleleng, also had consumed ecstasy.

Image: Al Arabiya

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  • Vickie Small
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    Naomi Petit

  • Glenn Hepburn
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    Love Shabu Shabu great Japanese broth…

  • James Clark
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    Possession of drugs for personal use should not be a jailing offence. Some compulsory rehab maybe, but not jail.

    • Peter Anderson
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      Possession of drugs for personal use keeps drug dealers in business. Should be jail sentence, hefty fine & deportation.

    • João Machado
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      Peter Anderson Can that include the so-called “legal drugs” or the pharmaceutical industries won’t be happy about it? What you do with your own body is your own choice. But when in Rome be a Roman..

    • Peter Anderson
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      João Machado I was talking about illegal drugs.

    • João Machado
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      Hard distinction isn’t it? Who makes the call? Why is a plant illegal and a manufactured chemical legal? Just food for thought..

    • Peter Anderson
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      João Machado Each country has its laws on what is legal & what isn’t legal. If you’re foolish enough to have illegal drugs then you face the consequences. If you disapprove of a country’s stance on drugs, then don’t come.

    • João Machado
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      Peter Anderson I did say when in Rome be a Roman. Very different from appalling hefty fines, jail and deportation. Would you also defend the death penalty for a drug infraction? A few countries in sea have it..

  • Edo Kemballi
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    2 years for 0.13 grams .. there you go.. we have new record …

    • Arlo Sinclair
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      Murderers get less time in jail. Such a fucked up system!

  • Vickie Small
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    Whatever happened to her kid does anyone know

  • Jiro Made Sentena
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    this is INDONESIA braddah not your mommys backyard drugs are a serious offense here.. but hey basers gonna base right

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