Sultan of Oman pardons exiled bloggers

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22 July 2020

MUSCAT (WAF): Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of Sultanate of Oman has issued Royal Pardons for some of the Omanis in exile.

Saeed Jadad, who is taking asylum in the UK and lives in London, posted a video on his youtube channel showing appreciation to have received the Royal Pardon via Abdul-Aziz al-Hinai, Oman’s ambassador to the UK.

In his video, Jadad expressed loyalty and obedience to Sultan Haitham and thanked Oman’s embassy for their efforts to facilitate his return “based on the Royal Pardon,” he added.

The father of another exiled Omani in the UK posted the following on his Twitter account:

“On this morning, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 AD, the boy Muawiya bin Salem bin Hamid al-Rawahi kissed the soil of the homeland” as his son, Muawiya, returned to Oman after more than three years in exile in the UK.

WAF News was not able to obtain an official comment from Omani authorities regarding the Pardon.

In March, Muthahir al-Ajmi (known as Muthahir al-Tajer) who took asylum in Spain a few years ago, posted to his Twitter account that he received a Pardon as well.