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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Oman

Oman is an absolute monarchy in which all legislative, executive, and judiciary power .... Democratic Rights[edit] ... Since 2006, citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council countries are permitted to own property in Oman; non-GCC citizens can only ...

freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2013/oman

In December, municipal elections were held for the first time in Oman's history. ... People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen), started a revolt in Oman's ... Non-Muslim religious organizations must register with the government.

freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2016/oman

Meanwhile, falling global oil prices put pressure on Oman's economy and ... the population, and citizenship is difficult to obtain for those with non-Omani fathers.

fpif.org/pro-democracy_protests_spread_to_oman

Mar 7, 2011 ... Another autocratic U.S. ally in the Arab world faces a non-violent challenge. ... a largely nonviolent, pro-democracy struggle has arisen in Oman as well. ... on February 19 but soon spread to other cities across the country.

www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2011/0301/Why-Oman-is-different-than-other-Middle-East-autocracies-in-turmoil

Mar 1, 2011 ... In Oman, democratic aspirants are struggling against an absolute ... the country does allow churches and other non-Muslim worship spaces.

lecourrierdumaghrebetdelorient.info/focus/oman-a-consultative-democracy

Mar 13, 2017 ... I went on to explain why Oman was not a democracy according to ... trajectory of the country to get a sense of its “democratic” credentials six ...

www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14654150

Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest ... in 2011, following a wave of pro-democracy protests across the Arab world, ...

www.forbes.com/2009/01/22/corruption-government-dictatorship-biz-corruption09-cx_mp_0122pei.html

Jan 22, 2009 ... The remaining six non-democracies are small city-states (Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain). In contrast ...

ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/jfq/jfq-69/JFQ-69_40-41_Holland.pdf

of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab ... The two countries signed a Free .... largely non-coercive attempts to spread democracy.