In the second week of Ramadan, as many as 160 debtors were released as part of the ‘Fak Kurbah’ initiative which helps raise funds to pay off debts of people serving sentences in insolvency cases.
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Dr Mohammed Ibrahim al Zadjali, president, Omani Lawyers Association (OLA), said, “This year, we launched an electronic campaign due to the outbreak of coronavirus. During the first week of Fak Kurbah, we succeeded in releasing 135 detainees, by paying all their financial obligations, while in the second week of Ramadan, 160 more detainees were set free. This takes the total number of detainees released during the holy month to 295.
The Fak Kurbah (redeeming anguish) initiative is being run by the Omani Lawyers Association (OLA) since 2012. “We call on everyone to continue donating and supporting the association,” Zadjali added.
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