Tuesday, March 19, 2013

'Illegal Gathering' Prisoners Freed

Incredible that eight Omani pactivists (behind bars for 'illegal' gathering) were freed from prsion yesterday on bail after months of detention. The main trigger for their release appears to be the royal opera house protests because if the government doesn't throw the 50 or so protesters behind bars, then what right does it have to keep others behind bars for 'illegal gathering'. I remind you that this is all aftermath of the Arab Spring.
Another interesting piece of info is that one of the Omanis convicted of lese majeste is having every string pulled on their behalf at this very moment to revoke the sentence. More details later if and when the right tribal strings are pulled (or not). At this stage, analyzing the efforts wouldn't be smart. I'm not saying pulling the Wasta card is a good idea right now, but it will be interesting to see if it work.


1 comment:

  1. http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-s-qaboos-pardons-activists-1.1161355