Foreigners Deported From Cambodia Over 'Pornographic' Party Images
Seven tourists who were detained in Cambodia over the publication of 'pornographic' images online have been deported from the country.
The foreigners were part of a group of ten people held in connection with the promotion of a party in the tourist town of Siem Reap.
The promotional material included images of people appearing to imitate sex acts at a party called the “Pub Crawl or Let’s Get Wet.”
Cambodian police handout of ten foreigners arrested over ‘pornographic’ images
The ten were arrested, alongside 77 attendees, when authorities raided the event.
The citizens of Britain, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Norway were charged with producing pornography for their roles in organising the party.
All ten denied the charges.
Seven of them have now been deported. The charges against them have not been dropped and they have been ordered not to return.
Three others will face trial and, if convicted, could face up to a year in prison.
A Cambodian Police handout of people appearing to imitate sex acts at a party
Cambodia is an extremely popular destination for tourists back-packing through South East Asia.
The town of Siem Reap is a highlight of the tourist trail and is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s main tourist attraction.
The explosion in the cities nightlife has sometimes placed tourists at odds with Cambodia’s Buddhist, socially conservative culture.
Police said the 77 people who attended the party were freed after being 'educated' over their 'unacceptable' behaviour.