Systematic targeting of rights advocates and online activists continues in Oman

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In 2011, a peaceful movement began in the Governorate of Sohar calling for comprehensive political, economic and social reforms; in this photo, anti-government protesters in Seeb, Oman, 7 March 2011, on the ninth consecutive day of protests. ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP via Getty Images

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