Man Sentenced To One-Year Imprisonment For Drunkeness

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A criminal court judge in Oman has sentenced an alleged alcoholic to a year in prison for constituting nuisance at a public place while drunk.

The accused had entered Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Ruwi, the main business district of Muscat and was reported to police by the imam for being intoxicated, Arabic daily Azamn

The accused was subsequently arrested by the police. The Public Prosecution produced him in the court where the court was informed that the same citizen was convicted for a similar offence in 2005 and was known in the area for his loud and disturbing behaviour after consuming alcohol.

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