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Citizens jailed, sentenced to public service for drifting

1 Sep 2020

A Court of First Instance in Dhofar has convicted two citizens on charges of drifting and damaging public property. 

The court sentenced them to two months in prison and imposed a fine of RO300 on the first charge of drifting. On the second charge of damaging public property – landscaped spaces with greenery – the two were sentenced to one month in prison and a RO500 fine. 

The court also ruled to suspend the driving licences of both accused for a period of six months.

Additionally, the two have been assigned public service in afforesting public roads in Dhofar four hours per day for a period of one month.

Meanwhile, the Environment Authority said that the encroachment of landscaped green spaces is against the law. It is also against the law to engage in any activity that damages vegetation cover in any area.

‘The authority affirms that it will not hesitate in taking legal measures against anyone who violates wildlife rules and the Environmental Protection Law.’

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