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Aussie arrested in Indonesia could be set free after $25,000 offering



The Australian man arrested in an ultra-conservative province of Indonesia over an alleged drunken, naked rampage could be released within weeks.

9News understands Bodhi Risby-Jones has reached a peace deal with the victim of the alleged rampage, which will see the Queenslander pay up $25,000.

However, the 23-year-old Noosa man is set to still spend the next two weeks in custody before prosecutors decide whether the peace offering is enough to negate the need for a jail sentence.

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9News has been told it's "highly likely" that he will be set free in the coming weeks.

Risby-Jones was the subject of a citizen's arrest in the highly conservative Aceh province after he allegedly went on a drunken, naked rampage on April 27.

He has been in custody since, and was facing a sentence including up to five years in jail and 40 lashes, as public canings are a regular punishment in the province.

Aceh enforces Sharia law, meaning the sale and consumption of alcohol are banned.

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Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones in a picture from his Facebook page.

In a video released from prison a week after the incident, Risby-Jones apologised and said he wanted to "fix the issue".

"To the victim's family and the victim, I am extremely sorry," he said before placing his hands together and bowing his head in a prayer motion.

"My actions I can't even fathom.

"I really want to make it right, and fix the issue.

"I am sorry."

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