• Sep 8, 2014
    Press release
    Omani authorities should stop harassing a blogger and government critic whom they held incommunicado for six days and allow him to resume his peaceful activities.
  • Aug 24, 2014
    Press release
    Oman joined the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines on August 20, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. It is the 8th Arab country and 162nd country worldwide to join. The move should encourage the remaining 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa to join the Mine Ban Treaty and respect its provisions.
  • Apr 26, 2014
    Press release
    Vague provisions of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) joint security agreement raise concerns. Member countries could use the agreement to suppress free expression and undermine privacy rights of citizens and residents.