Five British men charged over what Cambodian officials have described as “pornographic dancing” have tested negative for drugs.
Vincent Harley Robert Hook, 35, Daniel Richard Leeming Jones, 30, Thomas Alexander Jeffries, 22, Billy Stevens, 21, and Paul Francis Harris, 32, were arrested alongside three other men and two women during a party in the northwestern resort town of Siem Reap last Thursday.
On Sunday, all 10 were charged with the offence of producing porngraphic pictures and have been in custody since then, with urine tests carried out at the prison where they are being held on Tuesday.
Sourng Sophea, a lawyer for the group, said the tests had “found no addictive substance”, which was confirmed by a local police officer.
Mr Sophea added: “They want to go back to their home countries, they don’t want to be here anymore.”
The other members of the group are Job Robertus van der Wel, 22, from The Netherlands; Canadians Jessica Drolet, 25, of Ottawa, and Eden Koazoleas, 19, of Alberta; David Nikolaus Aleksandr Ballovarre, 22, of Oslo, Norway, and 32-year-old New Zealander Paul Martin Brasch.
All have been told they could be jailed for between a month and a year if convicted, but they may also face six months in detention waiting for the case to go to trial.
One of the group, who did not want to be named, has said none of the people in the photos – which show clothed and laughing tourists, some in sexually suggestive positions – are among those arrested.
And Bianca Brasch, from Scotland, sister of Mr Brasch, also told Sky News that the pictures did not relate to the party where the arrests took place.
Another of the detainees has written a letter – seen by Sky News – asking for help from his mother in contacting the media and providing prescription medication.
Sixty-seven other foreigners were arrested during the same raid on the “Pub Crawl or Let’s Get Wet” event, but have since been released.