Now the man from the land of kangaroos 28-year -old secured the Bali Police . Professor of International Law , University of Indonesia ( UI FH ) Hikmahanto Heilbron judge , police had jurisdiction or legal authority over Matt who assessed disrupt air travel safety at Ngurah Rai Airport .
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" Police Authority is based on the principle of territorial sovereignty plane landed in Indonesia , " Hikmahanto said in a statement received Liputan6.com in Jakarta , Saturday ( 26/04/2014 ) .
He said , in a crime on board , the authority having jurisdiction is a country where ' iron bird ' was landed . Not the country of origin or nationality of the airline perpetrators , and victims of crime .
However , he added , if the country where the plane landed relinquish jurisdiction , then the aircraft citizenship , perpetrators , and victims of crime can take over . As happened in the Indonesian human rights activist Munir was found dead while on a Garuda plane that landed in the Netherlands in 2004.
Sentenced to 2 Years Bui
According Hikmahanto , Matt can be charged under Article 412 of Law No. 1 of 2009 on Aviation . In the article it is mentioned , every person on board the aircraft during the flight that acts endangering flight safety and security can be sentenced to a maximum of 2 years imprisonment or a maximum fine of Rp 500 million .
" But the police could have let go of their jurisdiction and submit the case to the Australian police , told AFP. Then Matt Christopher will undergo a legal process in Australia , " he said .
" In terms of which countries have more interest in this incident , then Australia than Indonesia . Terms of costs for legal proceedings , it is natural that Australia should not burden the state budget issue and Indonesia , " he said .
Whichever option the police , he added , would continue or release yurisdiksnya , Matt Christopher should not be freed from the bondage of the law .