Garowe – Puntland’s regional authorities on Sunday welcomed 17 Somali nationals who had been imprisoned in Oman for 12 years for piracy.
The Omani authorities pardoned the boys after the Somali embassy in Oman labored to safe the discharge of Somali prisoners. Some of the repatriated males have been sentenced to life in jail.
The returnees expressed gratitude to the Oman Somali Embassy for serving to facilitate their rule.
In their speech to native media, they expressed their deep grief over their piracy offenses and stated that they had felt rehabilitated after their 12-year imprisonment.
“I have been behind bars for 12 years. I did not waste those years; instead, I left many of the wrong paths I had previously taken. We have learned y the Qur’an by heart,” stated Abdikarim Saed, one in every of the 17 introduced males house on Saturday.
Abdulkadir Jama Dirir, the pinnacle of the Bari Regional Police, stated they have been happy that the residents have been returning to their homeland and anticipated to boost consciousness of the crimes. Another 12 Somali nationals are presently in prisons in Oman.