LGBTI global news 24-7

Gay orgy organiser in Shanghai sentenced to 5 months "administrative detention"

Police discovers 8 men "naked in a hotel room”, 7 others given "administrative penalties"
Xuhui District in Shanghai, China
Photo: Ricky Qi via Creative Commons

The Xuhui District People's Court in Shanghai, China last week sentenced eight men who were “discovered by police naked in a hotel room”, according to a report on the online edition of the state-run Shanghai Dail. The men aged between 20 to 40 are said to have had group sex and were given detention or administrative penalties.

The organiser, who has only been identified by his surname Wu, was described in the media as holding a doctorate degree and married to a woman with whom he has one child. He selected the seven men via video chats after he posted an advertisement on QQ, an online chatting tool.

Wu charged each participant 50 yuan (5GBP) for attending the session held in a hotel room in Xuhui District on September 7, 2013.

According to the report, Wu played gay porn videos on his laptop computer and the men had sex until the arrival of police, who had received a report about the meeting.

He was sentenced to five months of administrative detention – which means he will be held in a detention centre – for organising and having group sex. Administrative detention is a punishment which can be handed down without judicial involvement for acts which are not deemed serious enough for criminal punishment. The other men did not get detention but were given unspecified administrative penalties for having group sex.

Comment on a news story