Social networking sites in the Sultanate of Oman were buzzing with calls for the release of the prisoners of the peaceful movement, which was launched in Sohar and Salalah a few days ago, to demand jobs for Omani youth and to improve living conditions. According to what the protesters called for.
Sohar detainees, headed by Abdulaziz Al-Balushi
Hashtags spread with different hashtags demanding the release of detainees, including freedom for Abdulaziz Al-Balushi, the young man who appeared in a video calling for a job and a decent life for him and his ilk, in addition to branding and freedom for Sohar detainees.
A widely circulated clip showed the young Omani Abdul Aziz Al Balushi, screaming furiously and saying that he has a right and will never back down no matter what happens until he gets his right.
— asayel (@asyelv) May 25, 2021
The release of those arrested
While the Omani authorities released a number of detainees in a number of states.
The pioneers of social networking sites interacted with demands for the release of the movement’s activists, confirming their confidence in Sultan Haitham bin Tariq and his wisdom.
Cry of truth is always scary !! pic.twitter.com/ZtDxIabGIk
– Pencil (@ Khalid787Ahmed) May 27, 2021
Ali Zaidan Jaaboub said: “By God, if I owned a giant company, I would have had the honor to join it, because his presence is a pride and his speech is a pride. He said it and whoever oppresses nothing more.”
He added, “We ask God to release his family and all the detained brothers, and the Sultan will not shorten his prayers. May God grant him success and everyone has jobs as they wish.”
# Freedom_Abdulaziz_ Al Balushi
By God, if I had a giant company, I would have the honor to join it, because his presence is a pride and his speech is a pride. He said it, and whoever oppresses nothing more, and we ask God to release his captivity and all the imprisoned brothers and the Sultan will not be short.
May God grant him success and everyone jobs as they wish pic.twitter.com/JEpuCr85Sn
– Ali Zidan Jaaboub (@ zidan949) May 27, 2021
Sultan Al-Muqbali said: “I hope whoever knows this young man will communicate with me and honor me, and I am happy to seek to provide all assistance and assistance by all available means that I am able to, although I do not have much experience, but I will do my best.”
I hope whoever knows this young man will communicate with me and honor me, and I am happy to strive to provide all assistance and assistance by all available means that I am able to, although I do not have much experience, but I will do my best.
# Freedom_Abdulaziz_ Al Balushi pic.twitter.com/p3HayOzrPW
– Sultan Al-Muqbali (@sultanAlmaqbal) May 27, 2021
Abu Uday al-Shahri said: “I stand in solidarity with Abdulaziz Al-Balushi with all my feelings, and as His Eminence the Grand Mufti of the Sultanate said, the owner of the need is blind and only sees its judiciary.”
My solidarity with Abdulaziz Al Balushi with all my feelings.
And as His Eminence, the Grand Mufti of the Sultanate said, the owner of the need is blind and only sees its elimination. !!# Freedom_Abdulaziz_ Al Balushi pic.twitter.com/HDiqwoPPKC
— ابوعدي الشحري (@Said_Gafram) May 27, 2021
Shamis Al Mazrouei commented, saying: “If there is an accountant, then it must be on the one who obliges Abdulaziz and those like him to go out and demonstrate in the streets with their decisions and provoke them to the Prime Time Zone, such as the Minister of Housing, the Minister of Labor, and the agents of the Ministry of Labor.”
# Freedom for Detainees of Sohar# Freedom_Abdulaziz_Baloushi
If there is accountability, then it must be on the one who obligated Abdulaziz and his like to go out and demonstrate in the streets with their decisions, and they will provoke them to the Prime Time Zone, such as the Minister of Housing, the Minister of Labor, and the agents of the Ministry of Labor … pic.twitter.com/TmTuKBT6yV
– شامس المزروعي ♡ (@ shamis429) May 28, 2021
Omani singer Khaled, said: “Today, a group of nearly 30 Prime Time Zone who were arrested from the peaceful sit-in square in the Dhofar Governorate have been pardoned after signing the pledge.”
He added, “We are for the freedom of expression in a sound and friendly manner, and we hope to find quick solutions to the crisis of job seekers.”
Today, a group of about 30 Prime Time Zone who were arrested from the peaceful sit-in square in the Dhofar Governorate have been pardoned after signing the pledge.
We are for the freedom to express in a sound and friendly manner, and we hope to find quick solutions to the job seekers’ crisis pic.twitter.com/ubmIpL6Jnp
– khalid_maashani (@KhalidMaashani) May 28, 2021
Mufti of Oman, Ahmed Al Khalili
Yesterday, Thursday, the Mufti of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, issued a new statement coinciding with the end of the youth protests in the state of Sohar for the unemployed, following government promises to young Prime Time Zone to solve their crisis.
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Sheikh Al-Khalili published his statement on his official account on Twitter and reads: (It has been said: “There is no good in a nation that eats what it does not grow and wears what it does not manufacture.” Some thinkers took this wisdom and added to it what he added: “Woe to a nation that eats what Do not sow, and wear what you do not sew, and drink from what you do not squeeze.
It has been said: “There is no good in a nation that eats what it does not sow, and wears what it does not manufacture.” Some thinkers took this wisdom and added to it what he added in his saying: “Woe to a nation that eats what it does not sow, and wears what it does not sew, and drinks what it does not squeeze.” pic.twitter.com/YRDypUNJpx
– Ahmed bin Hamad Al-Khalili (@AhmedHAlKhalili) May 27, 2021
And the Mufti of Oman continued with what some considered a call from him to Omanize jobs and replace immigrants with citizens to solve the crisis of unemployed youth: The nation is all.)
Sohar and Salalah protests
During the past few days, unprecedented scenes appeared in the Sultanate of Oman, of citizens gathering in groups to protest against unemployment in Salalah in the south and Sohar in the north.
Video clips in this context showed an intense presence of security forces, with convoys of army and police vehicles, as well as police firing tear gas and arresting demonstrators.
It is noteworthy that these protests are the first since Sultan Haitham took power in January 2020 after the death of Sultan Qaboos, who ruled the country for a long time.
In a demonstration described by Agence France-Presse as a “rare move,” dozens of unemployed Prime Time Zone protested in the city of Sohar, which is about 200 km from the capital, Muscat, demanding jobs for them, especially in light of what the country is witnessing of the decline in the economy due to the Corona crisis, which has greatly affected On the tourism sector.
The last demonstration by the Omanis about 10 years ago, calling for economic and political reforms.
The sultanate had plans for a long time to reform the economy, diversify revenues, impose a sensitive tax and reform subsidies, but the implementation of these plans was delayed during the reign of the late Sultan Qaboos.
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq introduced a series of reforms in an attempt to make the government’s finances sustainable.
Official media reported the protests, saying that university graduates were demanding the government provide jobs.
The Omani News Agency said that “the work file is among the most important priorities” of Sultan Haitham.
Two days ago, the Oman News Agency reported that Sultan Haitham bin Tariq had directed the provision of 2000 job opportunities in the government sector, in addition to providing one million hours for part-time work in government institutions in various sectors.
The plan announced, on Tuesday, included support for self-employed business owners, foremost of which is the implementation of a plan to employ more than 32,000 job opportunities during this year, including 12,000 job opportunities in the civil and military government sector, according to the actual needs of different parties.
Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah said in an interview with state television last month that the region is close to another Arab Spring.
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