Prosecutors at the Denpasar Court yesterday demanded that Roughaya Abeidi, a 31-year-old Mauritanian woman accused of stealing a British tourist’s credit card, be sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
“The defendant had taken something that belonged to another person and this is in violation of Article 362 of KUHP,” prosecutor Ni Putu Eriek Sumyanti told the court, referring to Indonesia’s criminal code.
Article 362 carries a maximum of five years’ imprisonment.
According to several reports, Abeidi threw a water bottle upon leaving the courtroom yesterday, seemingly angry with the prosecutors’ demand.
Abeidi was arrested back in October, after she allegedly stole a credit card belonging to a British tourist, identified as Holly Jemima Hartley. Abeidi allegedly purchased more than IDR400 million (US$29,272) worth of goods, mostly at fancy malls in Bali, using the stolen card, which eventually led to her arrest.