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Oman: Activist dies in prison

Omani online activist Hassan Al-Basham died aged 52 on 28 April, while being held at Samail Central Prison, 80km south of Muscat. According to advocacy group the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Al-Basham’s death followed a sudden deterioration in his health including a sharp drop in blood sugar levels. No detailed medical reports have yet emerged.Retired diplomat Al-Basham was heavily involved in the 2011 protests in Sohar.

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