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Summons

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Omani Internal Security Service summoned teacher and online activist Uday al-Omeiri (b. 1985) for questioning about a number...

Are YOU under surveillance?

“They monitor your social media; they monitor your phone calls, even your meetings with friends, just to be sure that you won’t go back...

“Human rights: my personal experience”

“Human rights: my personal experience” The first in a series of evening discussions Khalfan al-Badwawi  The education system in Oman is an exercise...

An update on press freedom in Oman, one year after the...

  On October 5, 2017, Oman’s highest judicial authority, the Supreme Court, issued its final ruling in the case of the newspaper Azamn.  The paper...

Draconian sentences passed on Musandam activists!

Draconian sentences passed on Musandam activists who campaigned for reforms. OCHR appeals to international rights community to intervene. The Court of Appeal in Muscat has handed...

International Day of Democracy 15 September

The UN’s International Day of Democracy, held on September 15 each year, provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world....

Enforced disappearances – Oman

Have you ever had a call from the security services asking you – without any legal formalities – to report somewhere for questioning? Have you...

Mounting problems of unemployment and salary stagnation in Oman

Oman has recently been facing growing workforce and unemployment problems, made worse by the lack of any social security or safety net to help...

Human trafficking

On July 30, the international community marked World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking - PDF The United Nations defines “trafficking in persons” as: “the recruitment,...

Another in string of arrests of citizens from Musandam Governorate

News update from the Omani Centre for Human Rights (OCHR): Another in string of arrests of citizens from Musandam Governorate An OCHR source informs us...