Oman: Further information on fear of torture/prisoners of conscience

By Amnesty International, , Index number: MDE 20/006/2005

Muhammad Bin Rashid Al-Gharbi (m), Lecturer at Sultan Qaboos University; Dr Ali Bin Hilal al-Arbi (m), Lecturer at Sultan Qaboos University; Dr Jabir al-Sa'di (m), Lecturer at Sultan Qaboos University; Said al-Harthi (m), former judge; and possibly over 100 other detainees have been released. Muhammad Bin Rashid Al-Gharbi, Dr Ali Bin Hilal al-Arbi, Dr Jabir al-Sa'di and the 27 others given prison sentences in May were granted a royal amnesty by the Sultan of Oman on 9 June 2005. In a letter dated 13 July, the Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman confirmed that all the detainees had been released.

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