Oman: First Community Sentence Issued
Salasah Primary Court has issued a first-of-its-kind community service sentence to a number of defendants. The convicts were sentenced the to sweep and clean roads in Salalah province, in southern Oman. They have been ordered to do this for four hours a day for a month in addition to their original sentence. Article 57 of the new Omani Penal Code allows supplementary penalties, including the commissioning of a social service. Convicts can also be jailed for one month if they do not comply with public service sentences.