Shocking footage emerges showing shackled prisoners being dragged along gravel by guards at Bali’s notorious Kerobokan prison
- Footage of guards dragging prisoners through gravel has gone viral online
- Several marks can be seen on the men’s backs indicating possible abuse
- The prison governor has been suspended and the 13 guards investigated
Shocking footage has emerged of shackled prisoners being dragged along the ground by prison guards at one of Bali’s most notorious prisons.
The video, filmed in late March, showed prison guards in Indonesia dragging the prisoners while they were being transported from the notorious Kerobokan prison.
Prisoners were seen with their shirts pulled over their faces and hands and feet tightly shackled together, and made to crawl across gravel towards a ferry.
A prison guard can be seen grabbing a prison with shackled hands and feet and dragging him towards the ferry to be transported from the notorious Kerobokan prison
One of the guards seemingly quickly grow impatient with the speed the prisoners are moving and grabs one by the shirt and drags them across the gravel, dropping him several times as others grab at this clothing to lift him along.
As the prisoners’ shirts are pulled up their backs, marks can be seen indicating that they may have previously been beaten.
Following the release of the images the director of inmate management at Indonesia’s Ministry of Law and Human Rights said each of the 13 prison guards are being investigated to determine their level of involvement.
The Nusakambangan prison governor has also been suspended, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Ten of the prisoners were from Kerobokan prison and 16 from Bangli in Bali’s north-east.
The inmates shown were suspected of being involved in transporting and distributing drugs to the inside of the prison.
As their shirts are pulled up their backs, marks can be seen indicating that they have previously been beaten
Several Australians have previously been sent to the notorious prison.
Kerobokan was where Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed and where a Sydney father was recently jailed for four months after he stole a handbag.
Shaun Davidson escaped from the prison in 2017 by digging his way out when he had three months to go on his one year sentence.
Bali has previously been accused of mismanagement of prison transfers when Senior Commissioner Djoko Hari Utomo was photographed with Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
Schapelle Corby also spent nearly a decade inside the prison that has been accused of having less than satisfactory living conditions and being fraught with bribery.
Bali has previously been accused of mismanagement of prison transfers when Senior Commissioner Djoko Hari Utomo was photographed with condemned members of the ‘Bali Nine’, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
The senior commissioner, who claimed to not be aware the photos were being taken, was accused of posing for a picture as he smiled with his hand around the shoulder of each of the men who did not appear to be enjoying the photo.
After the photos were released online he said he was simply trying to comfort the prisoners set to be executed.