Sultan of Oman does the right thing: Human Rights Defenders receive pardon

March 29, 2013

Further to my post of 27 March, it now turns out that on 21 March Sultan Qaboos of Oman pardoned 50 people, including several human rights defenders, who had been targeted in a recent crackdown. The 50 had been arrested on charges including insulting the ruler, various cyber-crimes, and taking part in unauthorised protests.

via Oman: Activists and Human Rights Defenders Receive Pardon | Front Line.

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