06/25/2018

Urgent Action: FIVE PEOPLE HELD INCOMMUNICADO (Oman: UA 121.18)


Since 6 April, Omani authorities have launched a series of arbitrary detentions of individuals from Musandam province. The security forces are currently holding five persons incommunicado and without charges. They are believed to be in the custody of the Internal Security Service in the capital Muscat.

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Since 6 April, Omani authorities have launched a series of arbitrary detentions of individuals from Musandam province. The security forces are currently holding five persons incommunicado and without charges. They are believed to be in the custody of the Internal Security Service in the capital Muscat.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Omani authorities to release all five detainees immediately unless they are charged with a crime recognized under international law and brought without delay before a court that can rule impartially on the legality of their detention.
  • Urging them to ensure that the detainees are able to exercise their right to challenge the legality of their detention and to allow them to communicate freely with family and legal counsel of their choice, including by regular visitation in a recognized place of detention.
  • Urging them to ensure that the detainees are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.

Contact these two officials by 2 August, 2018:
Minister of Interior
Hamood bin Faysal al-Busaeedi

Ministry of Interior
al-Wazarat St., 3415 Way
al-Khuwayr, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

H.E. Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy,
Embassy of Oman
2535 Belmont Rd NW,

Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 387 1980 I Fax: 1 202 745 4933
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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