PHNOM PENH : Cambodia has deported seven out of a  group of  10 foreigners who were charged with  producing pornography in connection with a party in the tourists town of  Siem Reap, a court said on Monday.

The 10 were arrested  on Jan 25, along with  77 other foreigners, in a raid on an event called the  ''Pub Crawl'' or 'Let's get wet' in Siem Reap province, home to the ancient Angkor Wat ruins.

The Seam rep Provincial Court, which granted bail to the seven last week, had also ordered them to leave Cambodia. Yin Srang, the court's spokesman, told Reuters.

''A judge said that they must leave the country, that they must not return, and that they must not gather in a group and party,'' he said.

Cambodia, a conservative Buddhist country, is a popular destination for tourists backpacking through Southeast Asia.

The court charged the  10  foreigners , among them citizens of  Britain, the Netherlands,  Canada,  New Zealand and Norway, on Jan 29 with producing pornography for their roles in organizing the party.

* All 10 denied charges*

Defence lawyer Ouch Sopheaktra said the three remaining foreigners still in detention - from Britain, the Netherlands and Norway, would soon be put on trial.



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