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Oman: Court of Appeal again upholds the sentence against Internet activist Hassan Al-Basham

2017-11-27

On 19 November 2017, the Court of Appeal in Muscat, Oman again upheld the initial verdict of three years in prison to which Internet activist Hassan Al-Basham was initially sentenced by the Court of First…

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Oman: “Azamn” journalist Yousef Al-Haj released from prison while newspaper remains closed

2017-10-24

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the news that journalist Yousef Al-Haj, Deputy Editor of “Azamn” newspaper, was released in Oman on 23 October 2017 at the end of his sentence.…

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Oman: Supreme Court ruling closes “Azamn” newspaper forever

2017-10-08

The Supreme Court of Oman issued on Thursday, 05 October 2017, a final ruling on the closure of "Azamn" newspaper, ending the paper’s fight to reopen and shuttering it permanently. “Azamn”…

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Oman: Writer Mansour Al-Mahrazi awaiting appeal following three-year prison sentence

2017-08-13

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that the trial of the writer and researcher Mansour Bin Nasser Al-Mahrazi is ongoing in connection to two books he wrote in 2014 and…

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Oman: Three “Azamn” journalists selected as Defenders of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression for June 2017

2017-06-14

(Cairo, Beirut - 14 June 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have selected the three…

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Oman: Writer Mansour Al-Mahrazi sentenced to three years in prison

2017-05-24

The Court of First Instance in Muscat, Oman has sentenced writer and researcher Mansour Bin Nasser Al-Mahrazi to three years in prison for two books he wrote in 2014 and 2016. On 23 May 2017, the Court…

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