Gulf Center for Human Rights

Iran: Narges Mohammadi arrested and on hunger strike


The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) strongly condemns the arrest of human rights lawyer Narges Mohammadi and calls for her immediate and unconditional release. On 5 May 2015, Mohammadi, who is currently…

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Bahrain: Rajab sentenced to prison, Al-Khawaja ends hunger strike, while Al-Singace’s health at risk, Abdulemam fined and Jawad released


Bahraini human rights defenders continue to remain locked up in poor conditions for their peaceful work, despite vocal international advocacy to free them. On 14 May, Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain…

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Syria: Authorities carry out enforced disappearance of Mazen Darwish, Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Gharir


Reports received by the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) confirm that Syrian security authorities transferred prominent human rights defenders Mazen Darwish, Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Gharir from…

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Open letter to President Obama to help free jailed human rights defenders in the Gulf on the eve of Camp David summit


Dear President Obama, On the eve of your summit meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on 13 and 14 May, we urge you to press for the release of all detained human rights defenders…

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Bahrain: Open Letter from Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on his 21st day of hunger strike to the High Commissioner for Human Rights


His Excellency Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson Geneva, Switzerland  Re: Humanitarian…

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders at risk in jail, others facing long prison sentences


Most of Bahrain’s prominent human rights defenders remain in prison, facing prison or in exile, as the regime attempts to silence criticism and punish all those who cooperate with international…

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