Oman court sentences protesters to 5 years in prison Julia Zebley at 1:52 PM ET
[JURIST] Oman's Misdemeanour Court of First Instance in Muscat sentenced 13 protesters [Times of Oman report] 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 blocking roads and assaulting government employees. An additional 55 [Reuters Africa] were sentenced for vandalism the day before. The indicted were arrested after protests in February [Al-Jazeera report] where at least two were killed. Activists were reportedly demanding a higher living standard, more media access, and an end to government corruption.
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