10 Tourists Arrested in Cambodia for "Dancing Pornographically" Near Famed Temple

According to the Washington Post, 10 people were arrested in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on Thursday after “singing and dancing pornographically” near the country’s famed, historic Angkor Wat temple complex. They were among a group of about 90 people who were detained, but the only ones who were arrested and charged.

Among them are five British citizens, two Canadian citizens, one New Zealander and a person from the Netherlands, USA Today reports. The above photos of the group “dancing” were posted on social media by police around the time of the arrests.

Head of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department Duong Thavry said "We cracked down on them because they committed activities that are against our culture.” She also said the 10 were a mix of expats and people just visiting the country.

That said, those being held claim none of them are pictured in the now-viral photos and that they’re not sure why they were arrested in the first place. Per CNN, the suspects are charged with "preparing pornographic materials.” If convicted, they’ll face up to one year in prison.

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