Oman: ANHRI Demands the Authorities to Drop all the Charges Pressed on the Prisoners of Opinions and Immediately Release them

Cairo 5 March 2013

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), expressed its severe resentment to the decision issued by the high court of Oman, of accepting the appeals submitted by the some of the Oman prisoners and refusing others.

The Supreme Court Oman in the hearing held on Monday 4 March 2013 has agreed to accept the appeal filed by number of prisoners of opinions in the case of assembly and appealed the judgments issued by the court of appeal in Muscat against them; sent the case to the Court of Appeal to a different panel. The judgment included ” Said bin Sultan bin Ali Al Hashimi” , and Basma bint Mubarak bin Saeed Alkyumih , and Basma bint Sulaiman bin Saleh Alrajehah ], Nasser bin Salehbin Khamis Ghilani , Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Ghilani , Badr bin Nasser bin Ali Al-Jabri , Mukhtar bin Mohammed bin Saif Al-Hinai , and Mahmoud bin Mohammed Bin Nasser Aljamoda .

while the same court rejected the appeal filed by Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Salem El-Frazai , Mahmoud bin Hamed bin Thani El-Rawahi, Khaled bin Saleh bin Abdullah El-Nofali, and the expenses to be incurred by them.

Omani court have issued, earlier this year, a decision in 2013 of sentencing them for terms between 12 and 18 months on charges of assembling, on the background of the demonstrations that took place during the second half of 2012, to demand the release of some activists who were arrested due to covering the workers strike in an oil field of “Fouhood” at the end of May 2012.

ANHRI said: ” the decision of the court to accept the appeal of some and reject of other is tainted with politicization, it seems as it was issued to pacify some of the detainees; who started the strike as a result of the intransigence of reviewing their appeals”.

ANHRI demands the drop of all the charges pressed on them and immediately release all of them”.

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