Begging in Oman will land you to jail and a fine of RO100,
Muscat: In a statement issued by Oman Public Prosecution said: Dear citizens and residents. Begging at mosques, roads, stores and public areas is a crime punishable by imprisonment for a period up-to one year and a fine of one hundred Omani rials RO100.
The court may confiscate the money seized from the offender and order to deport him from the country if he is a foreigner.
It also said using a Minor or hand him to another person with intent to beg is a crime punishable by imprisonment for a period up-to three years and a fine of one hundred Omani rials RO100. The sentence is doubled if the offender is the minor’s guardian, trustee or a person entrusted to his or her care or supervision.
Beggary is a criminal and uncivilized act. It poses many risks. Please avoid dealing with beggars in order not to promote a practice that is against the law and puts your country at risk.
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