News from Oman

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


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


(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


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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Oman: Authorities continue targeting freedom of expression


The Minister of Information in Oman has issued another directive that extends the closure of “Azamn” newspaper, as freedom of expression continues to suffer in Oman. In addition, writer and…

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Oman: “Mowaten” Magazine’s website blocked on World Press Freedom Day


Authorities in Oman continue their systematic campaign to confiscate public freedoms in the country, including freedom of the press. The latest of their arbitrary procedures is the blocking of the website…

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Oman: Internal Security Service continues systematic targeting of human rights defenders & Internet activists


According to reports from Oman, the Internal Security Service (ISS) has arrested both human rights defender Ahmed Al-Bahri and Internet activist Khalid Al-Ramadani for their peaceful and legitimate activities…

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