Indonesian authorities are deporting a Russian citizen who posed naked on the Agung volcano in Bali, which is considered a sacred place by local residents, the Jakarta Post newspaper writes.
According to The Independent, a Russian named Yuri, who arrived in Bali on a tourist visa, took a picture on the volcano without underwear and posted the photo on social networks, which caused criticism from local residents. In addition, Yuri, along with other tourists, climbed the mountain without the group registering in advance, although this is prohibited.
The Russian deleted the picture on the volcano and posted a video with an apology, saying that the reason for the act was “his personal ignorance” and “ignorance of the peculiarities of the local religion.”
After the deportation, the Russian will be blacklisted, preventing him from returning to the country for at least the next six months, according to the Jakarta Post. “He violated the law and showed no respect for our culture,” the newspaper quoted the head of the Bali Law and Human Rights Department, Angiata Napitupulu, as saying.
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