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Brit medical researcher jailed for slapping Bali immigration worker smashes up jail cell

A British medical researcher jailed for slapping an immigration officer in Bali has caused fresh outrage by smashing up her prison cell and launched a foul-mouthed rant at detention centre staff where she is serving her six-month sentence.

In an astonishing video, Auj-e-Taqaddas screams uncontrollably at bewildered guards as she stands in the entrance of her cell surrounded by shards of plastic apparently from a table and chair she demolished up in a fit of rage.

The mobile phone footage shows the 43-year-old from London shrieking at immigration officers, calling them ‘bastards’, accusing them of torture and corruption and cursing Indonesia. A stream of swear words are bleeped out in the recording.

British medical researcher Auj-e-Taqaddas – jailed for slapping an immigration worker in Bali – has sparked fresh outrage by smashing up her prison cell

Taqaddas kicks out at the men trying to arrest her in a shopping mall, in another extraordinary tantrum before her court appearance  

Taqaddas kicks out at the men trying to arrest her in a shopping mall, in another extraordinary tantrum before her court appearance  

As she delivers a 90-second tirade of abuse at the guards, the officers laugh nervously and say ‘Thank you, thank you’ before leading her out of the wrecked cell when she finally calms down.

The detention centre outburst is described as ‘another tantrum’ by the news site which reported she destroyed everything in her cell and had to be moved to another room ‘with more limited facility’.

According to reports, the video was taken at the Bali Immigration Detention Centre on the day Taqaddas was arrested and jailed for six months on February 6.

The British medical researcher, previously a radiology specialist at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, struggles against her arrest after she had allegedly failed to appear in court 

The British medical researcher, previously a radiology specialist at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, struggles against her arrest after she had allegedly failed to appear in court 

Taqaddas is being made to serve her sentence in the high-security Immigration Detention Centre in the island's Jimbaran district where she is being refused any visits

Taqaddas is being made to serve her sentence in the high-security Immigration Detention Centre in the island’s Jimbaran district where she is being refused any visits

Inmates at the detention centre (pictured) are usually only held for short periods before being deported. It has no exercise facilities and notoriously poor conditions with cramped cells

Inmates at the detention centre (pictured) are usually only held for short periods before being deported. It has no exercise facilities and notoriously poor conditions with cramped cells

Ms Taqaddas, whose family live in the UK, is being held at the immigration detention centre (pictured) despite being convicted of a criminal offence in Bali

Ms Taqaddas, whose family live in the UK, is being held at the immigration detention centre (pictured) despite being convicted of a criminal offence in Bali

It appears to have been made public in response to MailOnline revelations earlier this week that Taqaddas claims she is being tortured inside the detention centre and has compared her jailors to the killers of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

In an extraordinary series of Tweets sent from inside the lock-up where she is due to serve her full sentence, Auj-e Taqaddas posted pictures she says shows her ‘torture’ injuries.

The 43-year-old Londoner – jailed for slapping an immigration officer in a row a £3,100 fine for overstaying her tourist visa by more than five months – claims: ‘I nearly lost my life in one torture incident. They are like khoshoggi’s killers (sic).’

Her pictures show bruising and hand marks on her arms and legs purportedly inflicted in the days after she was sentenced and wrote: ‘Please quickly arrange my exit from Indonesia as my life is not safe her.’

Taqaddas also claims British consular officials had been refused permission to visit her and accused them of siding with the Indonesian officials in blocking her right to an appeal as she made a bizarre plea for sanctuary in Russia.

She wrote: ‘It looks like UK has chosen corrupt, uncivilized & ugly Indonesia/Bali as partner in crime and therefore I would like to choose civilized and beautiful Russia as my country of Residence and refuge.’

The messages went posted on a Twitter account in Taqaddas’s name, which has just three followers, in the days following her conviction on February 6 for slapping an immigration officer in the face at Bali airport.

Taqaddas’s claims were categorically denied Waher Tarihoran, a senior official in the prosecutor’s office, who told local journalists: ‘We never tortured her. Yes it is true she has bruises but it was not because of torture. It was the consequence of our attempts to control her.’

Ms Taqaddas, whose family in the UK has reportedly disowned her, is led away by officials after her February 6 trial in Bali, where she was sentenced to six months in prison for the attack 

Ms Taqaddas, whose family in the UK has reportedly disowned her, is led away by officials after her February 6 trial in Bali, where she was sentenced to six months in prison for the attack 

The 43-year-old posted photos of what she claims are torture injuries inflicted on February 7 and says: 'I nearly lost my life in one torture incident. They are like khoshoggi's killers'

Auj-e Taqaddas - who was jailed for six months for attacking an immigration official in Bali has posted pictures she says shows her 'torture' injuries inflicted by guards after being sentenced

The 43-year-old posted photos of what she claims are torture injuries inflicted on February 7 and says: ‘I nearly lost my life in one torture incident. They are like khoshoggi’s killers’

Taqaddas posted a stream of messages from inside the detention centre on February 8 and February 11 including pictures of her alleged injuries before suddenly going silent, indicating that her phone has since been confiscated.

Taqaddas was jailed for violence against an immigration officer in an incident on July 28 last year when she was told to pay a fine of 300,000 Rupiah a day for overstaying her visa by 160 days as she tried to leave the holiday island.

Video of Taqaddas slapping the officer went viral and she was eventually arrested and brought to court on February 6 after three times failing to answer bail to appear in court.

Mail Online discovered Taqaddas had in fact been hiding in plain sight, living a solitary existence in budget hotels along the popular Kuta beach strip where she was regularly seen by residents sitting alone beside swimming pools along the seafront.

Taqaddas was eventually arrested in a shopping mall opposite the £16-a-night Edelweis Hotel where she was staying on February 6 and taken straight to court to be tried after a public tussle with her arresting officers.

Taqaddas, previously a radiology specialist at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London before leaving the UK around eight years ago, has been disowned by her own family in London who say they are ‘deeply ashamed’ at her behaviour in Bali. 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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