Sacha Baron Cohen to pay fine of arrested Borat tourists

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Well, word of their plight eventually made it back to the man behind Borat himself, Sacha Baron Cohen.

Six Czech tourists paying homage to the Sacha Baron Cohen character/budding Fox News talking head found this out the hard way.

Six Czech visitors to Kazakhstan were arrested in the capital city of Astana for wearing the outfits, according to the BBC. Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - was banned in Kazakhstan, where authorities accused the film of portraying the country as primitive and racist.

But they were later charged with petty hooliganism, and slapped a fine of £52 (22,690 KZT).

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"With the release of this film, the number of visas issued by Kazakhstan grew tenfold", Yerzhan Kazykhanov announced.

Taking to his Facebook account, Sacha said: "To my Czech mates who were arrested". He then listed the email address: arrestedforwearingyourmankini@gmail.com.

Cohen's 2006 global hit, a mockumentary about the exploits of his Borat character as he travelled through the U.S., was banned in the central Asian republic when it was released.

A user called Fantomas said: "I bet they were afraid to fine them for more money, if it was a local person he would have been in prison already".

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