March 9, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
On Sunday the Oman Court of First Instance sentenced the former executive of Galfar Engineering and Contracting, Muhammad Ali, to 15 years in prison and a fine of 1.7 million Omani rials for conviction in five cases of graft. A similar sentence along with a smaller fine was given to Ali's deputy ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
font size='3'>The conflict in Libya arose out of protests beginning February 15, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi. The protest came as part of a wider protest movement, popularly referred to as the Arab Spring, that spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab Spring came to ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday praised Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said's decision to pardon all activists and writers convicted last year for insulting the ruler, information technology crimes and taking part in unauthorized protests. Qaboos issued the pardon on Thursday and AI ...[read more]
March 18, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Omani Appeal Court on Sunday granted bail to eight out of 11 political protestors charged with "illegal gathering with the intention of provoking a riot" and "blocking the flow of traffic" under Oman's penal code. Omani authorities detained the men in June for participating in peaceful sit-ins ...[read more]
September 17, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
An Omani blogger was sentenced to one year of imprisonment by a Muscat court on Sunday and must pay a fine of 1,000 Omani Rials (USD $2,600). The blogger, Mukhtar bin Mohammed bin Saif al-Hinai, was convicted on charges of slander and violating the country's information technology laws. Al-Hinai ...[read more]
July 17, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Omani court on Monday sentenced six human rights activists to between 12 and 18 months in prison for social media posts that were deemed to be slander against the country's ruler, a defense lawyer said on Tuesday. Badr al-Bahri announced that he will appeal the verdict against his clients who ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Omani court on Monday began a hearing against protesters who have been accused of defamation and illegal assembly, according to a local newspaper. The Omani authorities have detained more than 30 individuals who have been protesting against the government demanding political reform, promoting ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Max Slater
The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) urged the government of Oman on Tuesday to stop arresting protesters and other activists who are calling for political reform. According to the GCHR, many of the Omani citizens who have been arrested have advocated for political reforms, promoted human ...[read more]
April 13, 2012
by Cody Harding
On April 13, 2011, suspected Somali pirate leader Mohammad Saaili Shibin appeared for a detention hearing in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. It marked the first time that a suspected Somali pirate leader had been successfully captured and brought before a US court for ...[read more]
June 29, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Oman's Misdemeanour Court of First Instance in Muscat sentenced 13 protesters on Wednesday, handing five-year sentences to seven of the activists. Those seven were charged with shutting down a government organization. Six others were given fines and between three and four-month sentences for ...[read more]

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