An Australian man who was arrested for drunken assault and public nudity in Indonesia's ultra-conservative Islamic province Aceh is set to be deported, authorities said.
Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones, 23, was arrested by police in April after he was found streaking in an inebriated state through a village on Simeulue island off Aceh province. Residents said Risby-Jones, who was on a surfing trip to the island, attacked them, throwing punches and injuring at least one fisherman.
Risby-Jones was freed from jail in Simeulue on Wednesday after he apologised and paid US$16,778 (about RM77,400) in compensation to victims. He did not face criminal charges.
He said he was "very relieved and happy" to be released after he had "made a fool" of himself, according to media.
The Australian was handed over to immigration "to be deported to his country and is waiting for a ticket from his embassy," said Fauzi, an immigration officer who goes by one name, in Meulaboh, a town on the Aceh mainland.