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Oman - Concern about prisoners of conscience on hunger strike

Reporters without borders
At least 17 detainees in Muscat's Samayel prison began a hunger strike on 9 February and other detainees have since joined them. According to the Monitor of Human Rights in Oman, a total of 23 detainees who regard themselves as prisoners of conscience are currently refusing to eat. Six who are in a critical condition were taken to various hospitals in the capital yesterday. The hunger strikers, who are serving sentences ranging from six to 18 months in prison, are protesting against their (...)

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