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Michael Czugaj 
Name: Michael Czugaj

Born: 1986

Nationality: Brisbane, Australia

Sentence: Currently serving a life sentence in Indonesia.

Offence: Police arrested him on april 17, 2005 with 1.75 kilograms of heroin strapped to his legs. Czugaj was found guilty of attempting to import heroin from Indonesia to Australia. He was 19 at the time of his arrest.

Case Info: Michael Czugaj is one of nine Australians arrested in Bali found guilty of attempting to import a total of 8.3 kg of heroin from Indonesia to Australia. Michael travelled to Bali with school friend, Scott Rush [on death row]. He testified in court that it was the promise of a free holiday that lured him to Bali. Michael Czugaj testified that his life was threatened and that of his family if he did not cooperate and participate in the heroin smuggling attempt.

Indonesia has the death penalty for Drug Trafficking!


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How you can Help: Michael would very much welcome letters of support from people throughout the world. This would help him maintain a positive outlook for the future. If you feel inclined to write then please do at the address below.

Write a letter of support and send care packages:

Normal sized letters and care packages can be sent directly to the prison.

    LPM Kerobokan
    Michael Czugaj [Australian]
    Jl. Tangkuban Perahu
    Kerobokan, Denpasar 80117
    Bali, INDONESIA

    OR

    Letters, care packages and financial support can also be sent to Michael's Mother Vicki Czugaj.

    Vicki Czugaj
    PO Box 117
    Corinda QLD 4057
    Australia

When you write, please be sure to mention that you were given these details by the Foreign Prisoner Support Service. We would also appreciate any feedback you may provide to us, so that we can keep this campaign up to date.

Visitation:

Prisoners in Kerobokan are allowed visitors everyday except on Sunday. Most love to have a visit from somebody who can look beyond their situation and see them as real human beings. Life in an Asian prison is difficult, and more so when you have no one to help you with even the most basic needs.

Visiting hours at Kerobokan
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am - 12.00 and 1.30pm - 3.00pm (Saturday 1/2 day AM visit only)

 
Best to establish contact with Michael BEFORE you attempt to visit him!


GOVERNMENT ENQUIRIES
Australian Consulate-General
Jalan Hayam Wuruk No 88B
Tanjung Bungkak
Denpasar, Bali 80234.
Email (general enquiries): bali.congen@dfat.gov.au

Office hours: 0800-1200 and 1245-1600 Monday-Friday.
Postal address - PO Box 3243, Denpasar Bali
Telephone - (+62 361) 283011 or 283241

The Australian Government http://www.australia.gov.au/ 

Please note: e-mail correspondence should include your postal address. Responses will not be made via e-mail.

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
8 Darwin Avenue
Yarralumla, ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA
Phone : (+61 2) 6250 8600
Fax : (+61 2) 6273 6017

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