Oman Lawyers Association to unveil Fak Kurba initiative achievements, plans
July 10, 2017 | 10:05 PM
by Staff Reporter

Muscat: Future plans and results of ‘Fak Kurba’ will be highlighted today at a press conference organised by the Oman Lawyers Association at the Crowne Plaza Muscat.

‘Fak Kurba’ is a voluntary association, which has a committee of lawyers, who work together to bring a difference to the lives of people.

The results of the fourth edition from various governorates in the country and the number of people, who were released, will be announced. Along with this, the new strategy prepared by the association for the coming period will also be discussed.

Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Zadjali, chairman of the Legislative and Legal Committee of the Shura Council, and chairman of the Oman Lawyers Association, said the association adopted the ‘Fak Kurba’ initiative in 2012.

“The association has organised a number of promotional exhibitions for the initiative during the current edition in several governorates, and since the launch we have seen a positive response from the community to support specific groups in order to help with the release of prisoners, who are in jail due to default in debt repayment.”

Since its inception, the campaign has supported many in trouble and continues to do more. “In its first phase in 2012, the campaign managed to secure the release of 44 prisoners, in 2014 it was 304, and in 2015 the figure stood at 432,” he added.

The collection of funds was started on May 11, and today is the close of this year’s programme. “We focus on Ramadan because we want these prisoners to celebrate Eid with their families. We are targeting to help the maximum number of people during this Ramadan; the number is still not finalised.”

The committee usually receives lists of people in trouble from all the courts in Oman. “There are 44 courts in Oman and we receive lists of people from these courts and then we figure out who to help; we want to help as many people as possible.”

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