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Omani journalists sentenced for alleging corruption

22 September 2011 A court in Oman has sentenced two journalists to five months prison for "insulting" the justice minister. The Omani authorities must immediately drop the case against two newspaper journalists sentenced to five months in prison for “insulting” the country’s justice minister, Amnesty International said today.A court in the capital Muscat also ordered the closure of Yusuf al-Haj and Ibrahim al-Maamary’s newspaper, Azzamn, for one month.“The ruling is a blow to all journalists and represents a low point for Oman’s judiciary,” Yusuf al-Haj, who wrote an article alleging…

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