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Oman: Cycle continues as another online activist detained, and two other activists released

According to reliable reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Omani Association for Human Rights (OAHR), the Internal Security Service (ISS)in Oman detained online activist and blogger Hatem Al-Malikilast week. The ISS also released twoonline activists,Salem Al-Arimiand Uday Al-Omairi.On 10 December, International Human Rights Day, GCHR and OAHR call for an end to the arbitrary ...

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Omani student activist threatened by a media figure

On 5th of December 2018, a video clip was posted on numerous social media websites. The clip was broadcasted live by Moosa Al-Farei, who is an Omani media figure close to the authorities. He is also a radio presenter who works at a local radio station called Al-Wisal. Mr. Al-Farei was broadcasting live when he started talking with an inciting ...

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Oman: Sultanate participates in the Oman-European Press Forum in France despite ongoing violations of freedom of expression and the press

The Oman-European Forum,entitled “Between Oman and Europe: Bridges for Journalistic, Literary and Artistic Communication”, is being organised by the Omani Journalists Association in cooperation with the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in France. The forum will be held on 19 November 2018 at UNESCO Headquarters, coinciding with the celebrations of the Sultanate of Oman on its forty-eighth national day. ...

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Oman: One Internet activist released and another activist detained, leaving many in detention

The Omani Association For Human Rights (OAHR) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) have received reliable information about the release of Internet activist and writer Sultan Al-Maktoumi on 07 November 2018, and the arrest of Internet activist Uday Al-Omairi on the very same day. It is noteworthy that the Internal Security Service (ISS) has launched an ongoing campaign ...

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Oman: Two Internet activists arrested due to their writings

The Omani Association for Human Rights (OAHR) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) have received with great concern the news that the Internal Security Service (ISS) has started a new campaign against bloggers and Internet activists who are supporters of the Palestinian cause. According to reports received by OAHR and GCHR, Sultan Al-Maktoumi (pictured on the right), an ...

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Oman: Oman to participate in 2019 Paris Book Fair despite series of ongoing violations of human rights

The French Publishers Association and the organisers of the Paris Book Fair announced, in Paris, on 19 July 2018 that the Ministry of Information of the Sultanate of Oman has signed an agreement to participate as a “special guest” at the 2019 Paris Book Fair, the Salon du Livre de Paris, scheduled to take place between 15-19 March 2019. The ...

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OAHR participates in UNHRC Event on cyberactivism and repression of digital rights

The OAHR participated in a side event on “Digital Rights Across the Gulf and Neighbouring Countries”, held at the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on 26 June 2018, organised by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR. Habiba Al-Hiani, the executive director at OAHR participated in the event. The event examined recent cases of ...

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OAHR participates in a Workshop on documentation of torture in closed space or from exile in Geneva

OAHR participated in a 3-day workshop on documentation of torture by human rights activists in countries undergoing political crisis, including in particular activists working in difficult to access areas or from exile. The aim of the workshop is to bring together activists from different countries to discuss, share and capture innovative practices as well as lessons learned in documentation and ...

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Oman: Omani Coalition for Human Rights mourns the death of Internet activist Hassan Al-Basham

It is with great sadness that the Omani Coalition for Human Rights received the news of the death of detained Internet activist Hassan Al-Basham. The Coalition, established in March 2018, consists of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, the Omani Association for Human Rights, the Omani Center for Human Rights and Muwatin Center for Press Freedom, Al-Basham passed away on ...

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Oman: Coalition calls for release of writer Abdullah Habib

The Omani Coalition for Human Rights, established in March 2018, consisting of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, the Omani Association for Human Rights, the Omani Center for Human Rights and Muwatin Center for Press Freedom, calls for the release of the writer, film critic and Internet activist Abdullah Habib. On 02 April 2018, the Muscat appeals court upheld a three-year ...

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