Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman to expressed concern over public prosecutors announcement on 27 March 2017, “Criminal Extradition Law” procedures would be follow for Internet activists, those residing outside the country.
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged Sultan of Oman condemns strangled the free speech and freedom of expression in the country and urges your government to stop threatening, pressure and judicial and security harassment in the country and they should support and protect Internet activists as well as human rights defenders, journalists and other civil society activists.
According to Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), the Public Prosecution convened its annual conference in the Public Prosecution Department bringing to enlighten their last year work as well as on its future plans. In the press conference, they informed procedures set forth in bilateral and collective international agreements to extradite the alleged “criminals” would be implemented immediately if Omani activists posted on the Internet and they would be handed over to “Justice”.
Pro-government newspapers and websites wildly published this statement.
Authorities should support and protect free speech in the country instead of the continuous attempts to implement systematic measures that eliminate public freedoms, including freedom of the press and freedom of expression and now internet censorship.