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Oman: Internal Security Service continues to arrest Internet activists supporting the Palestinian cause

According to 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 continues its systematic policies repressing freedom of expression and opinion. In recent days, the ISS has arrested a number of Internet activists who support the Palestinian cause. On 17 February 2019, Internet activist ...

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Statement of denouncement by The Omani Association for HR against all forms of normalization with the Zionist entity

The Omani Association for Human Rights asserts its belief in the Palestinian people’s rights; including their right to regain their occupied territories, and their right of return. Hence, the Omani Association for Human Rights strongly condemns and denounces the recent proceeding conducted by the Omani government, particularly the ill-fated reception of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Sultan Qaboos bin ...

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Oman: Authorities continue to harass human rights defenders and impose restrictions on Internet activists

The Internal Security Service(ISS) continued its campaign against human rights as well as bloggers and Internet activists who supported the Palestinian cause in addition to their opposition to Netanyahu’s visit to Oman in late October 2018. On January 22, 2019, prominent human rights lawyer and writer BasmaAl-Keumypublished an article in Al-Falaq under the title “I write in defense of my ...

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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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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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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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