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Oman - Omani authorities persecute online activists

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The frequency with which bloggers and social network users are arrested and convicted in the Sultanate of Oman reflects the appalling state of online freedom of information and expression there. Cyber-activists who provide the Internet public with information are liable to be arrested, held incommunicado and given long jail terms on charges of insulting the emir or inciting illegal protests and unrest. “The state of freedom of information and expression is deplorable in Oman,” Reporters (...)

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