Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1203
Title: TAYBAH AL-MA'WALI AWAITS SENTENCING

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05MUSCAT12032005-07-30 11:34:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Muscat
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UNCLAS MUSCAT 001203 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ARPI AND DRL 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PHUM PREL SOCI PINR MU
SUBJECT: TAYBAH AL-MA'WALI AWAITS SENTENCING 
 
REF: MUSCAT 1132 
 
 ¶1. (SBU) On July 30, a Muscat court released Taybah 
al-Ma'wali on bail until a verdict on her appeal is announced 
around August 3.  According to family members, al-Ma'wali had 
been in hiding since she was sentenced in absentia on July 13 
to one and a half years in prison.  On July 30, however, 
al-Ma'wali surrendered to police officials in order to defend 
herself before an appellate court. 
 
¶2. (SBU) Although they expressed little hope that the 
previous court's decision will be overruled, family members 
are optimistic that the appellate judges will dismiss the 
charge of violating the Telecommunications Act (reftel), 
hopefully reducing al-Ma'wali's sentence. 
BALTIMORE