A photographer has been arrested after taking pictures of a naked woman posing by a sacred lake in Tibet. When the photos were published online, they attracted a series of angry comments online. After local residents contacted the police, the photographer, Yu Feixiong, was arrested on Wednesday according to the law on public order, and was given ten days of detention, Beijing News reported. The photographer took the photos at Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. In the pictures, the woman dressed revealingly and made suggestive poses. In some of the pictures the woman is completely naked.
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A ccording to China Tibetan News, pictures of a Chinese woman getting naked by the Yamdrok Lake in Tibet went viral on Chinese social media on April 11, causing widespread discussions amongst Chinese netizens. YouchumDolkar posted a screenshot from WeChat, from the account of a photographer named Yu Feixiong, who also has a Weibo account where he regularly posts his work of pictures in taken in Tibet. Both photographs by Yu Feixiong, who also took the controversial naked pictures. In , netizens protested when it was announced that there would be sightseeing tours around the area, Sina reports.
Basum Lake was listed by the World Tourist Organization as a world tourist spot in the s. Reaction to nude photos posted online of a woman at a sacred lake in the Tibet autonomous region has been mixed. Negative comments followed the posting of the images earlier this week, but there were also many internet users who supported the nude photography and criticized Sina Weibo user YouchumDolkar for posting private images. The photographer was not detained by the police, as reported by some media, according to Wang Jin, head of the publicity department of Nagarze county, Tibet.
Some internet users said the woman had disrespected the Tibetan culture and broken religious taboos. Local police refutes media reports that the photographer has been detained for ten days. Police did not disclose the woman's identity or punishment.