Oman police arrest man for dressing up as woman to enter park during ‘women only’ day

The man – whose identity is not known -  was arrested Al-Buraimi governorate that borders the UAE. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 March 2018
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Oman police arrest man for dressing up as woman to enter park during ‘women only’ day

DUBAI: An expatriate man who dressed as a woman to enter a park that was open only for women on Women’s Day was arrested, Times of Oman reported on Sunday
The man – whose identity is not known -  was arrested Al-Buraimi governorate that borders the UAE, the Royal Oman Police announced.
Police said the man was of “Asian nationality” was dressed in women’s clothing and attempted to enter Al-Buraimi Park during “women only” day at the park.
The man was wearing an abaya, niqab, and head scarf, the police added.
Women at the park reported him to police. He could face up to a year in prison and pay fines up to $700.
 


What We Are Watching Today: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 

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What We Are Watching Today: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 

In Venezuela, where elections took place on Sunday, the legacy of the late firebrand socialist leader Hugo Chavez still dominates the country.

President Nicolas Maduro was the hand-picked successor to Chavez and campaigns on a platform of continuing the “Chavismo” policies.

Those policies have plunged the country into a deep economic crisis, despite it having some of the world’s largest oil reserves.

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is a 2003 documentary, which was filmed by an Irish crew, in the buildup to and during an attempted coup against Chavez in 2002.

It focuses on the role of the private media and the coverage of violent protests.

While it has been accused of pro-Chavez bias, the filmmakers’ close proximity to the unfolding events gives an uncomfortable view of the political schisms that threaten to tear Venezuela apart.