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Hikers Lindsey and Danielle Petersen back in Canada after Malaysia stripping arrest

Lindsey and Danielle Petersen of Saskatchewan returned to Canada on Sunday after they were deported from Malaysia for stripping on a holy mountain.

Lindsey and Danielle Petersen were deported for stripping on a holy mountain

The Petersen siblings Danielle, 22, and Lindsey, 23, arrived at the Regina airport on Sunday after they were deported from Malaysia for stripping on a holy mountain. (Facebook)

Lindsey and Danielle Petersen of Saskatchewan are back in Canada from a diplomatic nightmare.

The siblings, who were deported from Malaysia for stripping on a sacred mountain, arrived at the Regina airport on Sunday.

An official from the airport escorted the siblings' parents to a restricted area when reporters asked for comment. The siblings themselves never actually appeared in the arrival area.

A woman with the family waited in the baggage area to claim the Petersens' backpacks and then got into a waiting cab. 

On Friday, the siblings and two other Western tourists pleaded guilty in a Malaysian court to committing obscene acts in a public place.

According to the Malay Mail Online, they were ordered to pay a $1,643 fine and sentenced to three days in jail. Their sentence began retroactively from the time they were detained on June 9. The siblings were then deported back to Canada.

View video of the Petersens' bags arriving at the Regina airport on Twitter here.

The Petersens were among a group of 10 tourists who took their clothes off on Mount Kinabalu on the island of Borneo on May 30. A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the area on June 5, killing several people. Officials blamed the quake on the tourists' actions.

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