Wednesday 15 July 2020

Dutchman among tourists arrested in Cambodia for ‘pornographic dancing’

Photo: Cambodian police

A 22-year-old Dutchman is among 10 foreign nationals arrested in Cambodia for engaging in what police called ‘pornographic dancing’.

Police broke up a house party in the tourist resort of Siem Reap, near the historic temple complex at Angkor Wat, attended by around 90 people. Most have been released but eight men and two women were detained, including five Britons, two Canadians, a Norwegian, a New Zealander and a Dutch national.

Photos from the event show people dancing fully clothed, but police said some of them were depicted in ‘sexually suggestive poses’, which is classed as pornography in Cambodia and illegal.

Those who were arrested were told they could receive jail sentences if found guilty. Cambodian law allows them to be held for up to six months before they stand trial. The Dutch foreign ministry said it was investigating the incident.

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