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Visit first of its kind for Al-Sisi since assuming office in 2014
The hunger strike was first launched by 17 cyber activists on 9 February as a protest at delays in hearing their appeals after they were jailed for between six to 18 months for “unlawful assembly and violating the cyber law”.
Oman’s elected Majlis Al-Shura has the authority to question ministers and advise the government on socio-economic issues but has no legislative power or role in defence, internal security or foreign policy
latest arrests for criticising the Sultan highlight government unease with dissent
Similar to the ongoing crackdown on human rights activists in the region, Omani human rights activists are being persecuted