Hikers Lindsey and Danielle Petersen back in Canada after Malaysia stripping arrest
Lindsey and Danielle Petersen were deported for stripping on a holy mountain
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.
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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.
2/2 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Petersen?src=hash">#Petersen</a> family had person pick up their bags here...siblings must've had separate exit <a href="https://twitter.com/CBCSask">@CBCSask</a> <a href="http://t.co/MFKw0wZFOv">pic.twitter.com/MFKw0wZFOv</a>—@AdrianCheungCBC
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.