Court issues Oman's first community service sentence
February 20, 2018 | 1:50 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Defendants in a case were convicted and sentenced to sweeping and cleaning roads in Salalah, in Oman's first community service sentencing.

The Court of First Instance in Salalah sentenced a number of defendants of various crimes sanctions such as sweeping and cleaning the roads for four hours a day and for a month, in addition to their original sentence.

Article 57 of the new Omani Penal Code provides supplementary penalties, including the commissioning of a social service.

In addition, the convict can be jailed for one month if the defendant does not comply with the public service sentence.

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