Oman
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The authorities unduly restricted the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Women were accorded the same rights as men with respect to freedom of movement and the freedom to choose their place of residence, but remained inadequately protected in matters such as divorce and domestic violence. A new decree criminalized genital mutilation and accorded children further protection. Migrant workers continued to face 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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