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Oman: Further Information: Azamn journalists sentenced to prison

, Index number: MDE 20/4900/2016

An Omani court of first instance issued its verdict on 26 September against three journalists from the daily Azamn newspaper. Two of the journalists received three-year prison sentences and the third a one-year prison sentence. The court also upheld a government order to permanently close the Azamn newspaper.

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