The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima agreed Monday to accept the "temporary" storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff.
Indonesia says to evacuate foreign inmates from riot jail
"We will evacuate the foreign and female prisoners soon but we won't publicise the time. The evacuation could be by land or air but I cannot give you the specifics," provincial military command spokesman Wing Handoko told AFP.
"We will not storm the prison before they are removed as we fear that their lives will be put at risk," he added.
Sixty foreigners are held at the jail said Anang Khuzairi, head of security at Kerobokan. The jail is home to 1,015 inmates -- among them 125 women -- more than three times its intended capacity.
The foreigners include 12 convicted Australian drug traffickers, including Schapelle Corby and a group known as the "Bali Nine", who were caught attempting to smuggle drugs from Bali.
Three trucks packed with police in full riot gear and dogs arrived outside the Kerobokan prison just after noon, adding to several hundred police, military and ousted guards who spent a tense night locked in a stand-off with inmates holed up inside.
Security forces had stormed the overcrowded prison at dawn on Wednesday to wrest control after a night of arson and stone-throwing, only to lose it again late that night.
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