Dubai to deport group involved in naked video shoot

Investigation is complete and no further comment to be made, authorities say

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Dubai will deport a group of people after an incident on the balcony of a Dubai Marina apartment.

The emirate on Tuesday said Public Prosecution completed the investigation and those involved would be deported.

Essam Al Humaidan, Dubai's Attorney General, said the widely publicised photo shoot breached UAE law.

The group of men and women – believed to be chiefly from eastern Europe – were charged with public indecency and storing images of a pornographic nature.

“The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on the matter,” authorities said.

It came after footage was shared on Twitter of a large group of women posing naked on the balcony of a penthouse apartment.

Russia’s consulate general had previously said the male cameraman behind the shoot, who is being held by police, is a Russian citizen, but said none of the women were.

Consular officials said although some of the detained women spoke Russian, they were not citizens of the Russian Federation.

Police did not identify those detained.

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