The Office for Conservation of Environment (OCE) at the Royal Court has announced that a criminal court in Muscat issued a ruling convicting two accused of killing a gazelle and punished them with a six-month prison term and a fine of RO1,000 each.
Hunting gazelles in Oman is a serious crime and anyone caught doing so will be imprisoned for a period of six months while being subjected to a fine of RO1,000, according to the Office for Conservation of Environment at the Royal Court.
The court in Muscat issued the ruling convicting the two defendants for killing the gazelle and also imposed the fine.
The court also issued a decision to punish one of the defendants for threatening a public employee doing his job.
He was given a one-month prison sentence and a fine of RO500 for possession of a weapon without a licence, and another fine of RO300 for the possession of a scope for a firearm.
The weapons and a vehicle used in the crime were confiscated.