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Freedom of expression remained unduly restricted, including through prosecutions of and sentences against individuals for publishing COVID-19-related information deemed “false” by the government. Oman amended the Foreign Residency Law, removing the requirement for foreign workers to obtain a “no...

Oman: Release politician jailed for taking part in environmental protest

The Omani authorities must release a politician jailed for his involvement in an environmental protest, Amnesty International said after an appeal court upheld today.  “The case against Talib al-Ma’amari appears to be politically motivated and based solely on his participation in a peaceful...
Oman Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Sultan of Oman pardons activists

The Sultan of Oman’s decision to pardon all activists and writers convicted last year for insulting the ruler, IT crimes and taking part in unauthorized protests should be just the first step in addressing the issue of freedom of expression in Oman, said Amnesty International.Sultan Qaboos issued...