3 Dutchmen arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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3 Dutchmen arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:21 pm

Phnom Penh: On January 31, at 12:30 pm, 3 Dutch nationals were arrested for filming images of restricted areas near the Independence Monument at park near Langka Pagoda, on Sihanouk Street, Khan Doun Penh in Phnom Penh.

The three men have been identified as 21 year old Mark Hoeks, 21 year Old Michael Jessurun, and 21 year old Rich Heusschen. The authorities have confiscated their drone and 3 smart phones. The three are Dutch photographers living in a guesthouse in Boeung Keng Kang 1, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh.
The three men were then taken to the police station to report to Department of immigration and Department of Anti-Technology offenses to check the pictures which they took and follow the appropriate legal proceedings.

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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by Cam Nivag » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:33 pm

Flying a drone near the prime minister/strongman's house is a great idea.
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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by frank lee bent » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:36 pm

dopey little fucks don't realize they are in actual trouble.
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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by prahocalypse now » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:47 pm

I think they are Dutch. It looks like a couple of them work in the media.

Marc Hoeks: https://web.facebook.com/profile.php?id ... 1517395346

Michael Jessurun https://web.facebook.com/michael.jessur ... 1517395318

Rick Heusschen: https://web.facebook.com/Rickheusschen?ref=br_rs
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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by hanno » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:50 pm

Now they are of an age where they would be constantly connected to social media, Google, and all sort of travel blogs, but they are obviously not savvy enough to check if flying around HE's house might lead to all sorts of shit.
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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by timmydownawell » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:50 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:36 pm
dopey little fucks don't realize they are in actual trouble.
Feel bad for them, just clueless kids.
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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by Cam Nivag » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:50 pm

Why does the headline say New Zealanders? And why is CEOCambodiaNews withholding links to the new sources again?
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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by kiwiincambodia » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:53 pm

prahocalypse now wrote:I think they are Dutch. It looks like a couple of them work in the media.

Marc Hoeks: https://web.facebook.com/profile.php?id ... 1517395346

Michael Jessurun https://web.facebook.com/michael.jessur ... 1517395318

Rick Heusschen: https://web.facebook.com/Rickheusschen?ref=br_rs
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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by Cam Nivag » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:00 pm

The problem these kids may have is that the government has gotten some criticism from the international press for allegedly singling out Ricketson and trumping up spying charges against him because of his tenuous connection to the opposition party. Ricketson was just denied bail yesterday.

The competent authorities may decide that promptly releasing these three kids for drone flying violations would make them look like hypocrites and undermine their argument as to why Ricketson should be kept behind bars.

Bad judgment + really bad timing here
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Re: 3 New Zealanders arrested for filming with drone in restricted area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by prahocalypse now » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:05 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:00 pm
The problem these kids may have is that the government has gotten come criticism for the international press for allegedly singling out Ricketson and trumping up spying charges against him because of his tenuous connection to the opposition party. Ricketson was just denied bail yesterday.

The competent authorities may decide that promptly releasing these three kids for drone flying violations would make them look like hypocrites and undermine their argument as to why Ricketson should be kept behind bars.

Bad judgment + really bad timing here
That'll wipe the smiles of their faces.
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