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OAHR launches “Right to Return” campaign, coinciding with the World Conference on Statelessness

OAHR launches “Right to Return” campaign, which coincides with its participation in the World Conference on Statelessness, which will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, on 26 to 28 June 2019. The campaign was launched to help thousands of Omanis who are stranded in East Africa, as well as in the rest of the world; especially in Zanzibar, Kenya and ...

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Radio programme banned from hosting Omani writer Said Sultan Al Hashimi

On Monday, April 15, 2019, An Omani private radio station called AlShabiba announced the cancellation of its weekly program “The Decision”, which previously hosted many Omani public figures. It was supposed to host the Omani writer and researcher Said bin Sultan Al-Hashimi. The radio channel did not mention the reasons for the cancellation, saying only on its Twitter page : ...

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URG Publish it’s report on Women’s Rights

The Universal Rights Group, it is an independent, human rights research center based in Geneva. Published on March 2019 its report on women’s rights. The regional workshop on ‘lifting religion-based reservations to the core international human rights conventions as a means of strengthening women’s rights at national level, and the role of women’s rights advocacy groups in that regard.’ was ...

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Oman to participate in 2019 Paris Book Fair despite banning books at home

Oman will be a “special guest” at the 2019 Paris Book Fair (the Salon du Livre de Paris ) scheduled to take place between 15-19 March 2019, despite banning books at the Muscat International Book Fair . he French Publishers Association and the organisers of the Paris Book Fair announced, in Paris, on 19 July 2018 that the Ministry of ...

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Oman: Oman to participate in 2019 Paris Book Fair despite banning books at home

Oman will be a “special guest” at the 2019 Paris Book Fair (the Salon du Livre de Paris) scheduled to take place between 15-19 March 2019, despite banning books at the Muscat International Book Fair. 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 ...

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Oman: Statement on the ban of a book from the Muscat International Book Fair 2019

Statement on the ban of my new book “The Spring of Female Liberals” from the Muscat International Book Fair 2019I have regrettably been informed of the ban and confiscation of my new book about “interviews with female activists” from the 24th Muscat International Book Fair 2019.This book contains a series of dialogues with women activists and human rights defenders from ...

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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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Basma AlKiyumi: I write in defence of my right!

An article was published on 22 January 2019, at an Omani electronic magazine called “Al Falaq”. written in Arabic by Basma Al Kiyumi; an Omani lawyer, human rights defender and a writer. The article entitled “I write in defence of my right!”, in which she explained the extent of discrimination and harassment she is subjected to in her work, especially ...

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