The game is very similar to backgammon, here we call it mahbusa (هو سجين, jail in Arabic).
The game is the same but
- you start with all the stones out (in the jail/on the bar)
- when captured, pieces are not thrown into jail, but stay "under" and can't move until the capturing piece moves
I guess this is very close to Plakoto (the difference is the first condition), but not 100% the same.
Does anyone know this game under a different name than mahbusa (هو سجين)?