Dutch man arrested for "pornographic dancing" in Cambodia
A 22-year-old Dutch man was one of 10 people arrested in Cambodia for spreading photos of "pornographic dancing". They are suspected of spreading pornographic material, which can carry a prison sentence of up to a year in the country. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is trying to make contact with the Cambodian authorities to find out what is going on, AD reports.
Job van der W. from Haarlem attended a party in a villa in Siem Reap, near the temple of Angkor Wat, on Thursday night, according to the newspaper. There were about 80 people at the party. Photos of people playing a drinking game, in which men and women have to lie on top of each other, were posted on social media. A short time later the police raided the party and arrested 10 people.
The suspects are, in addition to the Dutch man, from Great Britain, New Zealand, Norway and Canada.
British newspaper The Daily Mail spoke to one of the five British suspects. "We're innocent. We don't know why we've been arrested - we're getting different stories from different people", the British person said. "Honestly, it was really confusing. Everyone was confused. They raided, rounded us up." According to the suspect, around 30 police officers stormed into the party.
This is not the first time a Dutch person is arrested in Cambodia for breaking the country's decency standards. In May 2015 a Dutch woman was arrested for taking a half-naked photo at a temple in the country.