News from Oman

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


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”


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


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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Oman: Human rights defender Saeed Jadad banned from travel, “Azamn” newspaper closed, and trial of writer postponed


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is very concerned about the ongoing targeting of prominent human rights defenders, journalists and writers in Oman. Early in the morning of 08 January 2017, while…

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Update: Oman: Two journalists sent to prison


Information received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that two journalists of “Azamn” newspaper have been jailed. On the morning of 26 December 2016 authorities summoned…

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Oman: Court announced the verdict of “Azamn” journalists; two journalists face prison sentences and one acquitted


At a hearing held on 26 December 2016, the Court of Appeal announced its verdict related to the case of “Azamn” three journalists. The Court of Appeal acquitted Zaher Al-Abri while sentencing…

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