Oman sentenced six defendants to life imprisonment after grossly unfair trials.
An Omani court expected to issue its verdict in the case of four detainees from the province of Musandam.
Urgent Action: Five people held incommunicado in Oman
Since 6 April, Omani authorities have launched a series of arbitrary detentions of individuals from Musandam province.
Urgent Action update: Journalists' sentences reduced, one aquitted in Oman
On 26 December, the Appeal Court in Muscat reduced the three-year prison sentences of two Azamn journalists, Ibrahim al-Maamari and Youssef al-Haj, to six and 12 months respectively.
Urgent Action update: Journalists’ trial postponed to 12 December in Oman
The Appeal Court in Muscat postponed to 12 December its decision on the case of the three Azamn journalists, Ibrahim al-Maamari, Youssef al-Hajj and Zaher al-Abri.
Urgent Action update: Omani journalists released, next hearing date set
Azamn editor-in-chief Ibrahim al-Maamari and deputy editor-in-chief Youssef al-Haj were released on 10 October after the Appeal Court in Muscat reduced their bail. The next hearing in the case has been set for 7 November.
Urgent Action update: Azamn journalists sentenced to prison in Oman
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.
Urgent Action: Three Omani journalists on trial face jail
The trial of two detained Omani journalists in connection with articles they published alleging corruption in the judiciary, and a third journalist for his tweets, is ongoing.
Urgent Action good news: Omani prisoner of conscience released
Omani prisoner of conscience Saeed Jaddad was released from prison on 26 August, having served nine months of a one-year prison sentence under Oman’s cybercrimes law for a blog he wrote in October 2014.
Urgent Action good news: Omani writer released without charge
Omani writer, journalist and human rights activist Sulaiman al-Ma’mari was released without charge on 19 May, following 22 days detained in solitary confinement.