Ecuador: Australian tourist jailed after overstaying visa three days

Posted on July 10, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

A SUNSHINE Coast man has spent almost two weeks in a mosquito-infested Ecuador prison – all because he overstayed his travel visa by three days. Roger Keays, 32, was touring Ecuador with his girlfriend when authorities accused him of staying in the country illegally. He was thrown into prison for 13 days with no legal advice or access to a phone. The only option for his release was to pay a lawyer $2000 to lie. Read Article

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