Human Rights Watch: Oman


The Omani Centre for Human Rights (OCHR) published its ninth annual report, reviewing human rights in Oman for the year 2021. This has been the second year since the present Sultan, Haitham bin Tariq, came to power in January 2020, yet the government is still using its powers to violate human rights and mount attacks on freedom of opinion and belief, by means of legal restrictions, summoning people for interrogation, and unjustified arrests. Gender-based discrimination has also continued, and the rights of women in Oman continue to be violated in the areas of politics, education, health and social life. In addition, certain subject matters continue to be censored and blocked.

In the same year 2021, Human Rights Watch presented its report on human rights in Oman in an annual effort to review human rights around the globe.

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