Different wavelengths: Radio broadcast shut down after interviewing gay Omani activist
A radio broadcast was shut down in Oman after an interview with a gay Omani activist (flickr)
Omanis expressed outrage on Thursday when France’s Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD) that launched in Oman in January hosted a gay Omani activist on Tuesday.
In the interview, the Omani said he is ready to help other gays in Oman.
Sodomy is a criminal offensive according to the Oman Penal Law, but there is not law against homosexuality.
Social media users in Oman erupted in heated discussions over the interview. A hashtag was launched demanding the ‘shutting down of Monte Carlo’ with over 5,000 tweets.
The Ministry of Information responded quickly and said that it will take legal action against the radio channel.
The channel has not broadcasted for two days now.