Tuesday, June 12, 2012

News at Eleven: A poet and a blogger were among 10 people

arrested in Oman in the past two weeks in what one source said was a police crackdown on dissent amid rising discontent in the small U.S. ally sitting near key Gulf shipping routes.

Activists said on Saturday that six people arrested on Friday night included blogger Hassan Rukaishi, authors Hammoud al-Rashedi and Nabhan al-Hanashi and poet Hamad al-Kharusi.

from Reuters: Oman detains poet, blogger amid growing discontent
then The Associated Press: Gulf group urges Oman to free detained activists
then The Australian Eye: Omani protesters demand release of rights activists


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