Yesterday was Renaissance Day in Oman. HM Sultan Qaboos issued royal pardons to 'all those convicted in riot cases, or who had resorted to violence and prevented authorities from carrying out their duties, caused inconvenience to public, intentionally hampered traffic, set fire to government institutions, vandalised public property, and possessed explosives,' which covers many of the protestors who rioted two years ago in Sohar. In total, 139 Omani nationals were released nationwide. In reaction, shabab from Sohar slaughtered cows as sacrifice in gratitude and paraded in their vehicles.
|Sohar: Renaissance Day slaughter on news of royal pardons|