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Finnish tourist gets punishment after vandalizing Easter Island statue

HELSINKI - A Finnish tourist who vandalized a Moai statue on Easter Island was fined about 10,000 euros (15,700 U.S. dollars) and banned from entering the island for three years by a Chilean court, the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper reported on Monday.The 26-year-old Finnish man was also compelled to make a public apology for his action in front of the court, said the newspaper.

Finnish tourist allegedly breaks earlobe from an Easter Island statue

SANTIAGO, Chile – A Finnish tourist was detained after allegedly stealing a piece of volcanic rock from one of the massive Moai statues on Easter Island. Marko Kulju, 26, faces prison and a fine of $19,000 if convicted of breaking off part of the ear of a Moai, one of numerous statues carved out of volcanic rock between 400 and 1,000 years ago to represent deceased ancestors.