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Oman: Internal Security Service continues systematic targeting of human rights defenders & Internet activists

2017-04-24

According to reports from Oman, the Internal Security Service (ISS) has arrested both human rights defender Ahmed Al-Bahri and Internet activist Khalid Al-Ramadani for their peaceful and legitimate activities…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi calls on the international community to protect him

2017-04-23

Saudi human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi has called for international support after being forced to leave Saudi Arabia for Qatar. He said, "I call on the international community to protect…

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Bahrain: The Founder of the GCHR on Day 11 of his 5th Hunger Strike

2017-04-23

The co-founder of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has started a new hunger strike demanding that his human and civil rights be respected by the prison administration. Please see…

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UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, held on speech-related charges

2017-04-20

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should immediately release Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights defender who is facing charges that violate his right to freedom of expression, dozens of…

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Oman: “Azamn” editor Ibrahim Al-Ma'amari released while newspaper remains closed

2017-04-18

On 10 April 2016, prominent journalist Ibrahim Al-Maamari, Editor-in-chief of “Azamn” newspaper, was released from the Central Prison in Muscat, Oman after serving his six-month sentence.…

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Saudi Arabia: Trial of Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood continues

2017-04-17

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood has been brought to trial before the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Saudi Arabia, a year…

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