Tuesday 22 September 2020

Seven Cambodia ‘porn dancers’ released, but not the Dutchman

Photo: Cambodian police

The Dutch national who was among 10 people arrested for pornographic dancing in Cambodia last month is not included in the seven released by a Cambodian court on bail, news agency Reuters said on Thursday.

Job van der W and two others remain in custody, but seven others have been allowed out of jail.

The 10 were among 77 arrested when police broke up a house party in the tourist resort of Siem Reap, near the historic temple complex at Angkor Wat, last month. Most were released almost immediately but eight men and two women were detained, including five Britons, two Canadians, a Norwegian, a New Zealander and the 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.

According to the Khmer Times, the 10 have been charged with the production of pornography which carries a maximum prison sentence of one year and a fine from about $50 to $500.

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