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Oman - Five-month jail terms for two journalists confirmed on appeal

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores a Muscat appeal court's decision on 31 December to uphold five-month jail sentences for Yousef Al-Haj, a journalist with the Muscat-based daily Al-Zaman, Ibrahim Al-Mo'amari, his editor, and justice ministry employee Haroun Saeed in a defamation case brought by justice minister Mohamed Al-Hanai and his under-secretary. The appeal court also confirmed an order closing the newspaper for a month. The sentences were originally imposed on 21 September. “We can (...)

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