Posts Tagged: Abdullah Habib

Oman: PEN welcomes release of prominent poet Abdullah Habib

PEN welcomes the release of prominent poet and intellectual Abdullah Habib on 13 June 2018, who was serving a six-month prison sentence on politically-motivated charges. Convicted of contempt of religion, spreading hatred, blasphemy, and using the internet to publish material that prejudice religious values or public order, Habib was released under a general amnesty issued by ruler

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Oman: prominent writer Abdullah Habib detained

English PEN shares PEN International’s concern at the arrest and ongoing detention of renowned Omani writer and intellectual Abdullah Habib. Abdullah Habib, 52, was summoned to appear for questioning before the Special Division of the Omani Police General Command in Muscat on 15 April 2016. He was detained upon arrival, and remained in incommunicado detention

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