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Omani activists sentenced as crackdown on free speech continues

Headline Title:  Omani activists sentenced as crackdown on free speech continues 17 July 2012 The Omani authorities must drop the charges against a number of activists facing prison sentences merely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. In the latest case on Monday, a court in the capital Muscat sentenced five activists to jail terms of between one year and 18 months on charges including publicly insulting the Sultan as well as using the internet to publish defamatory and insulting materials, and publishing materials harming…

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