Qaboos issued a Royal pardon
to 257 prisoners convicted in different cases, including 131 expatriates of different nationalities.
He was sentenced to six months for insulting state institutions, but received a royal pardon
for "health reasons" in July last year, after spending three months in prison.
The UK government welcomes the early release from prison of Bahrain opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif following a royal pardon
by His Majesty King Hamad yesterday.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is to remain in prison after his request for a royal pardon
was turned down.
New legislation known as Turing's Law - in memory of Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing, who was given a posthumous royal pardon
for a 61-year-old conviction - will allow family and friends of men who have died to bid for their names to be cleared.
Homosexuality was decriminalised in England in 1967 and Turing was given a royal pardon
The codebreaker was given a posthumous royal pardon
In an interview with Arab News, he said that prisoners with minor crimes and those who had met the conditions for royal pardon
are being released from prison as a gesture of mercy and kindness of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah during the month of Ramadan.
In February last year, King Norodom Sihamoni granted a royal pardon
to Ratree Pipatanapaiboon on the occasion of the cremation of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk.
He was given a posthumous royal pardon
in December for his conviction for an act of "gross indecency" in 1952, which led to his chemical castration and also saw his security clearance being withdrawn for his post-war work at GCHQ.
24 ( ANI ): World War II code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a royal pardon
posthumously for his "unjust" conviction for gay activities 61 years ago.
Muscat, Oct 13 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander has issued a Royal pardon
to a number of prisoners convicted of different cases.