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Oman - Four netizens get jail sentences on lèse-majesté charges

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that a Muscat court passed jail sentences on four bloggers and online activists on 9 July on charges of insulting and defaming Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Three were given one-year sentences. The fourth was got six months. “On the pretext of punishing allegedly defamatory comments, the sultanate's justice system is stifling dissent by urging its citizens to express their opinions in a ‘legal' manner and in accordance with the ‘legal definition' of (...)

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