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

2017-04-24

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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Oman: “Azamn” editor Ibrahim Al-Ma'amari released while newspaper remains closed

2017-04-18

On 10 April 2016, prominent journalist Ibrahim Al-Maamari, Editor-in-chief of “Azamn” newspaper, was released from the Central Prison in Muscat, Oman after serving his six-month sentence.…

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Oman: Public Prosecution threatens Internet activists working in exile

2017-04-04

The Public Prosecution held its annual press conference in Muscat, Oman, during which it threatened Internet activists, who are engaged in peaceful activities while in exile, with prosecution in order…

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Oman: Trial of Writer, cinema critic and online activist Abdullah Habib postponed

2017-03-15

In a hearing on 13 March 2017, the Appeal Court in Oman decided to postpone its hearing in the case of writer, cinema critic and online activist Abdullah Habib - in which a verdict was expected - to an…

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Oman: Authorities prevent the family of blogger Mohamed Fazari from travelling; and Public Prosecutor appeals the verdict against “Azamn”

2017-01-31

Authorities in Oman continue to target human rights defenders as a result of the exercise of their right to freedom of expression and freedom of press. Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights…

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Oman: Courts revoke prison sentences of online activist Hassan Al-Basham and writer Hammood Al-Shukaily

2017-01-18

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirm that the High Court in Oman has revoked the three-year prison sentence against online activist Hassan Al-Basham. Also this week, the…

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