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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Kuwait: Public Prosecution detains blogger Sarah Al-Drees for 21 days

2016-09-27

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses grave concern with regard to restrictions on the right to freedom of expression in Kuwait after a blogger and human rights defender was arrested over…

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Oman: Court of First Instance in Muscat hands prison sentences to journalists of “Azamn” and closes newspaper permanently

2016-09-26

On 26 September 2016, the Court of First Instance in Muscat reportedly sentenced three journalists of “Azamn” newspaper, Ibrahim Al-Maamari, Yousef Al-Haj, and Zaher Al-Abri, to prison and…

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Oman/Kuwait: Authorities continue targeting human rights defenders including journalists using the judiciary

2016-09-24

In separate cases that reveal a pattern across the Gulf region, authorities in Oman and Kuwait continue to target human rights defenders and journalists in by using the judiciary in trials that lack international…

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Yemen: Urgent Need for International Inquiry on Yemen / Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

2016-09-23

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, write to urge you to support the High Commissioner’s call for an international, independent  investigation into civilian deaths and injuries…

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Iran: Canadian academic Dr. Homa Hoodfar remains in jail after more than 100 days

2016-09-23

After more than a hundred days in detention, the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) asks the Iranian authorities to free Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a 65-year-old Canadian-Iranian academic who was arrested in…

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Reprisals & harassment against HRDs in the Gulf region & neighbouring countries: UN HRC must act immediately

2016-09-22

Geneva, 22 September 2016 - The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a side event in co-operation with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen…

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