A British woman received a six-month jail term in Indonesia on Wednesday for slapping an immigration officer after she blamed him for missing her flight.
Auj-e Taqaddas, 42, was found guilty in a court in Bali's capital, Denpasar, of violence against an officer at Ngurah Rai International Airport who was carrying out his legal duty, said Judge Esthar Oktavi.
A smartphone video of the purported incident, which went viral at the time, showed an agitated Taqaddas launching into an expletive-laden rant after she was told she would have to pay a fine of US$4,000 (S$5,400) for overstaying her visa by several months. She then struck him across the face after grappling to snatch her passport back from him.
The sentence was lighter than the one-year jail term sought by the prosecutor over the incident on July 28 last year.
Taqaddas was physically taken to the courthouse on Wednesday after missing several earlier court dates, authorities said.
"We have been monitoring her movements in the past week and this afternoon we forcibly took her to the court," said prosecutor Waher Tulus Jaya Tarihoran. "She fought back, hitting and kicking our prosecutors."