Saudi shuts second TV office after sex confession

Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:06pm EDT
 
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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has closed a second office of Lebanon-based network LBC after it aired an interview with a Saudi man speaking about his sexual adventures, a government spokesman said Monday.

Mazen Abdul-Jawad, 32, was arrested last month in the Red sea city of Jeddah after shocking Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and one of the most conservative countries in the world, with details of his sexual exploits on Lebanese channel LBC.

The divorced man with four children spoke to camera from his bedroom in Jeddah about how couples can spice up their sex lives.

A spokesman for the ministry of culture and information said the LBC office in the capital Riyadh had been closed, a day after the Jeddah office was shut down.

Like many Muslim countries Saudi Arabia prohibits sexual content on television, newspapers, magazines and books.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; editing by Firouz Sedarat)