OHRC reviews conditions of jailed Omani nationals

MUSCAT: A delegation of the Oman Human Rights Commission (OHRC) visited the Omani citizens who are detained in India accompanied by the members of their families’. The members of the OHRC delegation met with the prisoners and discussed with them topics relating to their case. They also met with the law firm defending them and reviewed various aspects of the legal case. Shaikh Abdullah bin Shuwain al Hosni, Chairman OHRC, said the commission continues to follow up the case of the Omani citizens who are booked in India for allegedly marrying underage girls. Our efforts resulted in the release of three nationals while five others are still in jail.

Another citizen named Rashid bin Masoud al Madsari was also acquitted by the court in a similar child marriage case but he is still in jail for another case the hearing of which was postponed dozens of times for nearly four years. Al Hosni affirmed that the OHRC will continue to support the families of the detained Omani nationals and alleviate their suffering. The OHRC comprised Yusuf bin Abdullah al Afifi, Vice-Chairman of OHRC, Engineer Ishaq bin Jumaa al Kharousi, head of oversight and report reception committee and Ahmed bin Nasser al Rashdi, Director of oversight and report reception department.