The French drug smuggler, 35, has been sentenced to death by firing squad for bringing 3 kg of meth to the Indonesian holiday island
- A Frenchman has been sentenced to death for smuggling drugs to Indonesia
- He tried to smuggle three kilos of drugs, including meth and 22 ecstasy pills
- Prosecutors wanted him to be imprisoned for 20 years, but the judges wanted death
- He escaped from prison through his window and used a sarong to climb down in January
A French drug smuggler has been sentenced to death by a firing squad to bring a loot of meth and ecstasy to Indonesia.
Felix Dorfin, 35, was sentenced to death by a panel of three judges, although the prosecutor only claimed a 20-year verdict on Monday at the Mataram court on Lombok Island, next to Bali.
Dorfin, from Bethune in northern France, was arrested when he was found in September 2018 with nearly three kilos of methamphetamine worth $ 220,600 and 22 ecstasy pills in his suitcase at Lombok airport.
He fled ten days after fleeing prison with the alleged help of a female police officer before being captured on a forested mountain on the island of Lombok in January.
Felix Dorfin (photo), 35, was sentenced to death by a firing squad for smuggling three kilos of drugs into Indonesia at Mataram's court in Lombok on Monday
& # 39; Dorfin was shocked & # 39 ;, the Frenchman's lawyer, Deny Nur Indra, told AFP.
& # 39; He did not expect this at all because the prosecutors only asked for 20 years. & # 39;
The lawyer said he would appeal the judgment and describe his client as a & # 39; victim & # 39; who did not know exactly what he was carrying in the suitcase.
& # 39; If he had known, he would not have brought it here, & # 39; Indra added.
& # 39; The judge issued a more severe sentence for the amount and types of drugs that Dorfin carried. & # 39;
"He is legally and convincingly guilty of importing narcotic drugs to Indonesia," said Presidential Judge Isnurul Syamsul Arif.
& # 39; We found no reason to relieve his sentence. & # 39;
The judges concluded that Dorfin had weakened the government's drug prevention program and could have a bad impact on young people.
Dorfin's lawyer said he would appeal the verdict and describe his client (pictured) as a & # 39; victim & # 39; who did not know exactly what he was carrying in the suitcase.
In Paris, the French Foreign Ministry said it was concerned & # 39; concerned & # 39; was over sentence and reiterated France's opposition to the death penalty.
& # 39; We will remain alert to his situation & # 39 ;, said the statement, adding that seven French people were sentenced to death worldwide.
Dorfin escaped from prison by opening his cell window and abseiling from the second floor with the help of a sarong, an Indonesian dress, in January.
He was recaptured near a forested mountain on the island of Lombok after spending 10 days on the run.
A female police officer reportedly helped him for money and was arrested.
Indonesia has extremely strict drug laws and convicted smugglers are sometimes executed.
More than 150 people are currently in death row, mostly for drug offenses. About a third of them are foreigners.
Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who were leaders of the Bali Nine heroin smuggling gang, were executed in 2015.
Dorfin (photo) is one of more than 150 people currently in death row, mostly for drug offenses. About a third of them are foreigners