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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...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Oman: Human Rights Violations Persist: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, 37th Session of the UPR Working Group, January 2021

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Oman in January 2021. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Oman in its previous UPR. The organization also assesses the national human rights framework with regard to freedom of...
Oman Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Oman: Amnesty International calls on Oman to guarantee the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly and abolish the death penalty

Amnesty International welcomes the cooperation by the Government of Oman with the UPR process. The organization is alarmed, however, at continued restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly and regrets the government’s responses to recommendations in this regard.