This year’s campaign was launched under the auspices of Shaikh Abdullah bin Ali al Qatabi, state advisor.
Dr Mohammed Ibrahim al Zadjali, president of OLA, told Muscat Daily that the latest edition of Fak Kurbah seeks to close the biggest number of cases after the association formed a committee to sort different files that have been nominated by the Execution Departments in the courts, according to priority and humanitarian situation of the insolvents.
“Following the success of last year when we closed 510 cases, this year we are targeting 750 cases. We will approach different institutions and individuals to support this charitable work, through various means,” he said.
“This year’s campaign will run for two months and we will also take it to Sohar and Nizwa. We call upon all to come forward and be part of this initiative,” he added.
Dr Zadjali said the initiative last year helped a total of 510 insolvents from 36 jurisdictions around the sultanate.
“The total collected amount was RO405,838,” he said.
For the sixth year, Fak Kurbah initiative has been keeping in mind the aim to solve the largest number of cases of the people who got arrest warrants issued against them, executed or under implementation, believing that each person deserves a second chance, and that Omani community had set the example of compassion, solidarity, and tireless pursuit for making good deeds.
Dr Zadjali said institutions and individuals participate massively in this initiative and contribute to bringing the prisoners back to their families.
In 2012, when the first edition was launched, ten lawyers volunteered to work and contributed in helping release 44 prisoners. The second edition in 2014 had a broader impact, covering most of the sultanate’s courts and was accompanied with a legal exhibition to help raise community awareness. Sixty volunteering lawyers worked in it and contributed in releasing 304 people.
The third edition in 2015 saw the release of 422 prisoners while the fourth edition in 2017 secured the release of 252 people.