Oman's sultan pardons 285 prisoners

2021-01-10 15:05:51 GMT2021-01-10 23:05:51(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

MUSCAT, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said issued a special pardon to 285 inmates, including 118 foreign nationals, the official Oman News Agency reported on Sunday.

He made the announcement on the occasion of the first anniversary of taking the office.

Haitham bin Tariq assumed power on Jan. 11, 2020, a day after the death of his cousin, Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Qaboos passed away at the age of 79 after ruling Oman for nearly 50 years. Enditem