Oman pardons 234 arrested during anti-gov't protests

By REUTERS
April 20, 2011 20:42

 
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MUSCAT - Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has pardoned 234 protesters arrested during weeks of demonstrations in the Gulf Arab state, the official news agency said on Wednesday.

Qaboos, a US ally who has ruled Oman for 40 years, promised a $2.6 billion spending package on Sunday after nearly two months of demonstrations inspired by a wave of protests that has spread across the Arab world.

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