British tourist who infamously slapped immigration officer in Bali shares pic claiming she's being tortured in jail
Auj-e Taqaddas, 43, a former radiology specialist at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, compared her handlers in Bali custody to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killers.
A British woman claims she is being "tortured" in a "dirty" detention center in Bali after being remanded in custody for flying into a frenzy and slapping an immigration officer.
Complaining of the conditions of the facility in Uluwatu, medical researcher Auj-e Taqaddas of London, shared photographs of a toilet "with no flush" and filled to the brim, saying it is "never cleaned", Mirror reports.
In a Twitter account, purported to be of Taqaddas, she claimed that she was "tortured on two occasions" and nearly lost her life in one incident.
"They are like khoshoogi's [Jamal Khashoggi] killers," she said. On October 2 last year, Khashoggi, a journalist for The Washington Post, was murdered and dismembered inside the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.
"The dirty immigration officials of Bali tortured me on two occasions and I nearly lost my life in one torture incident," Taqaddas, who was behind bars for over six months, added.
See dirty work of prosecutor pic.twitter.com/ve6yLEGG4N— [email protected] (@aujtaqaddas1) February 11, 2019
In her complaints, she also shared a series of "injury" photos showing bruising on her arm and legs, writing alongside, "Torture carried out by prosecutor and his men on 7th Feb 2019," while claiming they were inflicted by "Bali immigration."
She added, "In Jimbaran detention center 10 dirty and corrupt immigration guys physically tortured me. Only dirty & stupid idiots will support such filthy criminals in uniform."
In yet another tweet, Taqaddas wrote, "They also tortured and injured me twice in July 2018 at Bali Int airport and Jimbaran detention center. The corrupt Indonesian and Bali police did not register a complaint against dirty immigration guys."
The 43-year-old, who was caught on camera hitting an immigration officer and calling him a "f***ing b*****d" in July 2018, was sentenced to six months in prison on related charges last week.
At the time, an immigration officer noticed she had overstayed her month-long visa by 160 days and so stopped her from boarding her flight to Singapore. When she was notified about the $25-a-day fine at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, she was consumed with rage.
She was jailed six months for slapping an officer after being fined for overstaying her visa. She claimed in court that video of the assault was doctored. https://t.co/pxLkELwuuQ pic.twitter.com/84rKMNAcUy— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) February 11, 2019
At a court in Denpasar, Indonesia, Auj-e Taqaddas was found guilty of violence against an airport officer carrying out his legal duty.
She has claimed over the past week on Twitter that her "life is not safe", her "health is also ruined" and that "ugly ducklings are trying to ruin my career by sending me to jail."
After being arrest by officials in a shopping mall, Taqaddas, a former radiology specialist at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, was eventually brought to court on February 6 after missing three court appearances consecutively.
She was captured on video kicking an official and calling him a "f***ing nutter" and a "mentally sick b***tard."
According to witnesses at the hotel she had been living in prior to her detention, she got into a heated altercation with staff after they forgot to place bottles of mineral water in her room.
Taqaddas was disowned by her family after the incident, who said they were "deeply ashamed" of her conduct in Bali. She left the UK around eight years ago and has spoken of her desire to seek asylum in Russia. According to her, she was never provided with a court-appointed lawyer and claimed her appeal had been "hijacked."
A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said, “Our staff are assisting a British woman detained in Bali and are in touch with the local authorities.”