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Hassan al-Basham (Omani Coalition for Human Rights)

Omani Activist Hassan al-Basham Passes Away in Prison

Social media activists are mourning the death of Hassan al-Basham, an Omani activist who died in Oman’s Samail Central Prison on April 28 after his health deteriorated. Al-Basham “defended prisoners of conscience…and carried out activities on the social in humanitarian levels,” according to a statement by the Omani Coalition for Human Rights, confirming the news […]

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Freedom of Speech Declining in Jordan

Major changes in the Jordan Press and Publication law will negatively affect freedom of speech online in that country. Here’s some of the changes that occurred in the law: Any website with a specific URL on the Internet that provides publishing services, including news, reports, investigations, articles, and comments…is considered an “electronic publication” and will […]

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Where's All the English-Language Coverage about Wael?

UPDATE March 12, 2010: Wael is convicted again on a different charge and sentenced to 6 months in prison. Neither he nor his attorney were notified of the new accusation. They will appeal. Read the full reports from the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, and the BBC. UPDATE Feb. […]

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