Times of Oman
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Royal Oman Police charges two for ‘indecent acts’
August 2, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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Muscat: Two tourists were summoned by Royal Oman Police, (ROP) on Saturday for allegedly committing acts and indulging in behaviour that are against public morals in Mughsayl area of the wilayat of Salalah.

This action comes after a video of the two tourists wearing improper clothes and frolicking in front of  tourists in Mughsayl area in Salalah, had gone viral on the social media. The official source at the ROP, told Times of Oman that police officials have interrogated the two tourists and referred their case to the competent authorities to continue the legal procedures against them.

"Such actions and behaviour offend public morality in our society and are undesirable for a conservative society. Foreign visitors to Oman are advised and informed by various government and tourist organisations to dress properly and to respect public sentiments. It is the duty of the visitors to get to know the culture and customs of the people of Oman and to behave appropriately, said the official.

According to Oman Penal Code's Article 312, anyone who appears in public wearing indecent dress or indulges in acts against the public morals will be jailed for one day to ten days and fined OMR1 to OMR5.

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