6 Bangladeshis acquitted of murder charge
Oman on Wednesday declared that its primary court had acquitted Mohammed Momin Miah and five other Bangladeshis held in that country on charges of murder.
Momin Miah was repatriated to Oman as an accused wanted by Omani authorities in December last year. Immediately, thereafter, Oman lifted the 12 years long ban on import of Bangladeshi workers.
As a gesture of goodwill, Foreign Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, who is also in charge of the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment, visited Oman last month.
He raised with the Omani government the matter of release of Mohammed Momin Mia and some others, and was assured that this would be considered favourably.
The adviser expressed satisfaction at the news of acquittal and hoped that “the higher court would endorse the decision."
Oman has already become a major source of employment for Bangladeshi workers. Currently there are 1,62,133 Bangladeshi workers in Oman.