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Cambodia’s ‘Porn Dance’ Accusations Shaken Off as ‘Overreaction’


Ten foreigners, including Britons, Canadians, a Dutchman, a Norwegian and a New Zealander, all aged between 19 and 35 years-old, risk a one-year prison sentence for “indecent behavior” in the vicinity of an area considered holy by Cambodians – allegations seen as a warning sign to tourist circles.

Last week’s arrest in Siem Reap, a popular Cambodian tourist hub known for its “pub street,” sent shockwaves through the globetrotter community. Seventy-seven partygoers were initially lined up by the Cambodian police in arguably the biggest crackdown against indecency in the country known as “the Kingdom of Wonder.”

Despite the fact that the ten Westerners currently in custody have issued an apology for their “mistake,” they risk up to a year in prison, having been charged with producing pornographic materials after allegedly posing in sexually provocative positions, which was captured on photographs, subsequently released by the Cambodian police.

Full story: sputniknews.com

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