Three French tourists will be deported from Cambodia after they pleaded guilty to taking nude pictures of each other inside the country's famed Angkor temple complex, a prosecutor said Saturday. The male tourists were arrested on Thursday after they were discovered taking naked photos inside the Banteay Kdei temple at the world heritage site in northwestern Siem Reap province. The three men, who are all in their early twenties, received a suspended six-month prison sentence and will be banned from re-entering Cambodia for four years. The arrests caused deep anger among Cambodian officials, who said taking nude photos at such a sacred site was deeply offensive. The tourists were caught just days after a series of photos of Asian women posing nude at ancient Cambodian temples went viral online and outraged officials.
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Siem Reap provincial police officers on Wednesday interviewed 12 underage boys who say a Dutchman paid them a few dollars each to pose for nude photographs, after seven other boys claimed the same on Tuesday, a police official said. Haklong said. A Nikon camera found in Mr. Sarot to police. Sarot, who can speak a little Khmer, arrived in Cambodia again on April 2 and took photographs of the boys over the course of several days this week and last, Mr. Sarot is being held at provincial police headquarters and would be sent to court this morning, Mr. Independent journalism is under threat in Cambodia. The Cambodia Daily's goal is to produce more independent reporting on the news and events that affect the daily lives of Cambodians.
Phana is said to be much like everyone else his age except that he has shunned clothes since he was a little over a year old. The newspaper added that he has only rudimentary reading skills because he is not permitted to enter school bare-naked. His parents and fellow villagers reportedly tried their best to persuade him to get dressed, but even after promises of gifts from neighbours and several harsh beatings by his father he refused. Cambodian insists on living nude. Article type: metered. Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights. Found a mistake in this article?
A fashion for taking nude photos at the Angkor archaeological park has led to five foreign visitors to the Unesco World Heritage site being deported this year. At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites. Authorities have no tolerance for people stripping off at Angkor archaeological park, a sprawling Unesco World Heritage Site that drew 2 million visitors last year. The incidents are also upsetting to ordinary Cambodians, for whom the Khmer-era complex, built between the ninth and 15th centuries, holds enormous spiritual and historical significance. In January, three French men in their 20s were deported after they were caught taking nude photographs at Angkor complex. Another photo showing a topless woman at the site has circulated on social media, but officials believe it is fake, according to Chau Sun. Three tourists were also caught riding a motorbike naked near Phnom Penh in January, according to local media. Reached via email, one of the Frenchmen, Rodolphe Fourgeot, said he did not want to talk about the case. A message on a mobile phone listed for Lindsey Adams said the voicemail was full and not accepting messages. She also did not respond to a Facebook message.