Hamoud Al Rashidi

Hamoud Al Rashidi

Location: Oman
21° 30' 45.2988" N, 55° 55' 23.718" E
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 08 Jun 2012
Campaign Site: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/18650/action

Hamoud Al Rashidi is a writer who was arrested on June 8, 2012 and sentenced on July 9, 2012 to six months in prison and a fine of 200 rials for publicly insulting Sultan Qaboos. He was convicted under Article 126 of Oman's Criminal Law, which punishes "defaming His Majesty the Sultan or his authority publicly."

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