The Australian wife Claire Johnson was deported from Thailand after she had exceeded the tourist visa by 111 days too long
So that's why they imprisoned her: the incredible reason why an Australian woman was imprisoned in Thailand after sending a flood of crazy text messages to her friends
- An Australian woman is reportedly released from a Thai detention center
- Claire Johnson, 46, was detained for nine days after a visa excess of 111 days
- She will land on a flight from Sydney on Friday morning from Bangkok
Holly Hales for daily post Australia
An Australian woman has been released from a Thai detention center and deported after having exceeded her visa by more than 100 days.
Claire Johnson, 46, of the Gold Coast, spent nine days in Thailand after a working holiday of 18 months around the world.
She was home nine days ago, but instead sent her good friend Juliet Potter from a detention center in Bangkok, begging for help.
Ms. Johnson was released by the Thai authorities on Thursday evening and has to fly from Bangkok on a flight to Sydney on Friday morning.
Claire Johnson, 46, of the Gold Coast, has been released from a Thai detention center and deported after having exceeded her visa by more than 100 days
Ms. Johnson has sent Miss Potter a series of alarming messages, including one that simply & help me & # 39; is reading.
Thursday came to the fore that the real reason why Johnson was being held was because she had exceeded her visa for 111 days too long.
& # 39; They take my phone … Must go, & # 39; Miss Johnson wrote in one message to Ms. Potter.
Mrs. Potter told Daily Mail Australia that her friend was terrified and asked for money to buy stuff from detention center officials.
She needs help … she apparently had to pay someone & # 39 ;, said Potter.
She called me and asked me to put some money with her. She said something about wanting to buy a blanket in prison – you have to buy a pillow and a blanket. & # 39;
Johnson's ordeal began last Monday when she came in contact with friend Juliet Potter and in a frenzied series of messages to help me
In a message to another friend, Ms. Johnson said she was panicked & # 39; was when she was taken into custody
In a message to another friend, Ms. Johnson said she was panicked & # 39; was when she was taken into custody.
& # 39; They said that the detention center is not like a prison. I pray that he is right, "she wrote.
Now I know what it feels like to be a prisoner. They do not even let me go to the bathroom myself. & # 39;
At that time she had just moved to an immigration center in Bangkok after the authorities discovered that she had exceeded the visa by 111 days too long.
Johnson used to have a company called Cosmetic Holidays, which organized media trips for Australians who went abroad for cosmetic surgery.
The company was voluntarily unsubscribed after five years of operation in 2017, but Ms. Johnson continued to promote it on social media.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it had provided consular assistance to an Australian woman who was detained in Thailand.
On Facebook, Ms. Johnson describes herself as an international promoter of medical tourism, photographer, freelance journalist, world traveler. & # 39;
Although most tourists who do not follow the rules of the visa in Thailand are simply beaten with a fine, it is assumed that the deportation of Mrs. Johnson was due to the duration of her crossing.
Although most tourists who do not follow the rules of the visa in Thailand are simply beaten with a fine, it is assumed that the deportation of Mrs. Johnson was due to the long duration of her stay.