August 14, 2007 / 1:57 PM / 12 years ago

Dutch bloggers due in court over filming under skirts

Women in skirts are seen at auditions for an upcoming fashion week in Mumbai August 9, 2007. Two Dutch news bloggers caught filming under women's skirts in a car park in order to warn the public of the intimate views afforded by see-through stairs must appear in court, according to their blog. REUTERS/Arko Datta

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Two Dutch news bloggers caught filming under women’s skirts in a car park in order to warn the public of the intimate views afforded by see-through stairs must appear in court, according to their blog.

A court spokesman in Alkmaar, where the pair have been called to appear in October, said they had been charged with filming people without permission after someone complained. The bloggers say the women knew that they were being filmed.

The subterranean car park in the northern Dutch town of Heerhugowaard has a transparent ceiling in its stairwell, allowing people to look up at shoppers passing above.

The Geen Stijl blog said they were only filming to see whether the local council had done anything about the transparent ceiling after the issue was brought to their attention several months before.

The two bloggers could face a two-month prison sentence, according to Dutch news agency ANP.

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