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Human rights in the Middle East and North Africa: A review of 2018

The international community’s chilling complacency towards wide-scale human rights violations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has emboldened governments to commit appalling violations during 2018 by giving them the sense that they need never fear facing justice, said Amnesty International as it published a review of human rights in the region last year. The report Human rights in the Middle East and North Africa: A review of 2018 describes how authorities across the region have unashamedly persisted with ruthless campaigns of repression in order to crush dissent, cracking down on protesters, civil society and political opponents, often with tacit support…

February 26, 2019

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Journalists detained for reporting on corruption in Oman

Oman’s authorities have carried out a string of journalist arrests in recent weeks signaling a growing crackdown on freedom of expression in the country, said Amnesty International.

August 10, 2016

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Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World Report Slams Governments, Including the U.S., for Global Assault on Freedoms

On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his last year in office to bring U.S. laws and policies in line with international human rights standards.

February 22, 2016

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Your rights in jeopardy, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

February 18, 2016

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Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

February 18, 2016

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State of the World 2014/2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting civilians. And yet the world's politicians have miserably failed to protect those in greatest need. Amnesty International believes that this can and must finally change.

February 25, 2015

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Annual Report: Oman 2013

Sultanate of Oman Head of state and government Sultan Qaboos bin Over 30 human rights activists and government critics became prisoners of conscience after they were arrested, charged with using social media to insult the Sultan or committing other security-related offences, and sentenced to up to 18 months in prison. Background There was sporadic labour unrest. Brief strikes were held by oil industry employees and workers building Muscat's new international airport. Those on strike included both Omani and expatriate workers. The authorities proposed to enhance judicial independence by removing the Minister of Justice from the Supreme Judicial Council. However, the…

May 23, 2013

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Annual Report: Oman 2011

Head of state and government: Sultan Qaboos bin Said Death penalty: retentionist Population: 2.9 million Life expectancy: 76.1 years Under-5 mortality (m/f): 14/13 per 1,000 Adult literacy: 86.7 per cent Several bloggers who criticized the government were assaulted or detained. The State Security Court was abolished and a new law against financing terrorism took effect. No death sentences or executions were reported. Background In January, the Sultan appointed the 14 members of the National Human Rights Committee, created by decree in 2008. The Committee is affiliated to the Majlis al-Dawla, the upper legislative house, but is mandated to function independently.…

July 13, 2011

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Oman must charge or release detained protesters

The Omani authorities must say where and why they are holding some six people arrested during a recent peaceful protest in the capital Muscat as more than two dozen others faced trial on protest-related charges.

May 18, 2011

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Oman must charge or release detained protesters

The Omani authorities must say where and why they are holding some six people arrested during a recent peaceful protest in the capital Muscat as more than two dozen others faced trial on protest-related charges.

May 18, 2011

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Amnesty International Seeking Whereabouts of Detained Protesters in Oman

(New York) – Amnesty International today demanded that authorities in Oman reveal where and why they are holding six people arrested during a recent peaceful protest in Muscat, the capital, as more than two dozen others faced trial on protest-related charges.

May 18, 2011

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Oman must charge or release detained protesters

The Omani authorities must say where and why they are holding some six people arrested during a recent peaceful protest in the capital Muscat as more than two dozen others faced trial on protest-related charges.

May 18, 2011