Filipino cross dresser solicits online, jailed

January 27, 2011

A Bahraini court on Wednesday sentenced a Filipino to 15 days in prison for “encouraging moral depravation” over the internet.

According to the case documents, the Filipino displayed pictures wearing women’s clothes, a wig and heavy make up to attract potential clients.

He will be deported after serving the prison term, the court said.

Soliciting and cross dressing are banned under Bahrain’s laws.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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