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Oman: Activist arrests threaten freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Oman: Activist arrests threaten freedom of expression 15 June 2012 A string of arrests of activists, writers, lawyers, and bloggers mainly in the Omani capital Muscat constitutes an attack on freedom of expression and assembly that must be halted, Amnesty International said. On 11 June alone, the authorities arrested at least 22 people protesting peacefully outside the police headquarters in Muscat, bringing to at least 33 the number of protest-related arrests in recent weeks. Just a week prior to this on 4 June, Oman’s Public Prosecution issued a statement saying…

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