Oman

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The authorities continued to restrict freedoms of expression and association, arresting and detaining government critics and human rights activists. Most were released within days but some faced prosecution and imprisonment, creating an environment of self-censorship. Women remained subject to discrimination in law and in practice. Migrant workers were exposed to exploitation and abuse. The death penalty remained in force; no executions were reported.

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Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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