July 14, 2016 10:45 am

Vigil planned for former Calgary teacher accused of sexual abuse in Indonesia

Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman sits inside a holding cell prior to the start of his trial hearing to listen to the prosecutor's demand at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Dita Alangkara


A vigil is planned for tonight for former Calgary teacher Neil Bantleman, who is back in prison in Indonesia.

Bantleman is serving an 11-year sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing children at a Jakarta school.

That conviction was overturned in Aug. 2015 and Bantleman was released from prison.

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That acquittal was later overturned by the Indonesian Supreme Court in February and Bantleman was put back behind bars.

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Bantleman has maintained his innocence throughout the process.

The vigil is planned for Thursday night at 7 p.m. the CNIB Centre on Memorial Drive.

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