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Oman: Newspaper Verdict Aims to Silence Dissent

An Omani appeals court should immediately revoke a lower court’s sentences in a press freedom case. The court should drop all charges against a journalist, editor, and civil servant allegedly for insulting and defaming the justice minister and his deputy in a May 14 article. The charges appear to violate international standards of freedom of expression, including the right to criticize government ministers. (New York) – An Omani appeals court should immediately revoke a lower court’s sentences in a press freedom case, Human Rights Watch said today. The court should drop all charges…

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