09/21/2018

Urgent Action Update: Shuhuh Tribe Members Expect Verdict in Unfair Trial (Oman: UA 121.18)


On 24 September, an Omani court is expected to issue its verdict in the case of four detainees from the province of Musandam. Authorities have not disclosed any legal basis for the detentions, citing only vague “national security” grounds, and proceedings have violated international guarantees of the right to fair trial.

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On 24 September, an Omani court is expected to issue its verdict in the case of four detainees from the province of Musandam. Authorities have not disclosed any legal basis for the detentions, citing only vague “national security” grounds, and proceedings have violated international guarantees of the right to fair trial.

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

  • Urging the Omani authorities to drop all charges that stem solely from the peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and association or that are based on vague grounds of “national security,” and to release all the detainees immediately and unconditionally unless they are promptly charged with an internationally recognized crime;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that the defendants have the right to appeal any guilty verdict before an independent and impartial tribunal in proceedings that meet international standards of fair trial;
  • Calling on the Omani authorities to ensure that the defendants are allowed to communicate freely with their families and with the legal counsel of their choice, and are protected against torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.

Contact these two officials by 02 November 2018:

Minister of Justice
AbdulMalik bin Abdullah Al Khalili

Twitter: @moj_gov
Fax: +968 2460 2725
Email: [email protected]

Salutation: Your Excellency

H.E.Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy
Embassy of Oman
2535 Belmont Rd NW, Washington DC 20008

Phone: 1 202 387 1980 | Fax: 1 202 745 4933
Email: [email protected] -OR- [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 121.18.
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