Australian Patrick Alexander held in Indonesia on embezzlement allegations despite ruling his detention is illegal

Australian Patrick Alexander held in Indonesia on embezzlement allegations despite ruling his detention is illegal

Australian Patrick Alexander held in Indonesia on embezzlement allegations despite ruling his detention is illegal

Updated 18 June 2013, 21:24 AEST

An Australian businessman and former senior DFAT diplomat is being held in Indonesia after a business deal turned sour, despite a court ruling that his ongoing detention is illegal. Patrick Alexander has been held in detention for three months after being accused of embezzlement by a disgruntled investor. Yesterday a Jakarta court ruled he should be released from detention, but rather than being freed, he was taken back into custody. Mr Alexander has blamed a "corrupt and abusive system" for his plight, and says his case provides a warning to others about doing business in Indonesia.

Australian businessman and former senior DFAT diplomat held in Indonesia after a business deal turned sour, despite court ruling that his ongoing detention is illegal.