Eight men have been charged for engaging in homosexual group sex in China.

• 8 Men from the ages of 20-40 were discovered by police naked in hotel room
• Participants were charged 50 yuan (£5) by the organiser to attend China.org,cn reports
• The group was organised via chat service QQ

Eight men in the Xuhui District, in Shanghai have been given detention or administrative penalties for participating in group sex, China.org.cn are reporting.

According to the site, Mr. Wu, the organiser booked a hotel room and waited for attendees, who he connected with via a chat service called QQ. Wu charged each of the attendees 50 Yuan to attend, around £5.

He was sentenced to five months of administrative detention for engaging and organising the group sex. The attendees were give administrative penalties.

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China has a chequered history in LGBT rights – same-sex sexual activity has only been legal since 1997, whilst the country does not recognise gay relationships or marriages. Same-sex couples are not permitted to adopt and there is no legal statute to protect gays from discrimination. However transsexuals are legally permitted to change their legal gender.

Homosexuality was removed from the Ministry Of Health’s list of mental illnesses in 2001.