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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Bahrain: Bahrain13 on hunger strike protesting ill-treatment of minors in prison; Hussain Jawad abused in detention

2015-02-23

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is alarmed by recent reports of abuse and torture in detention in Bahrain. The GCHR is concerned for the health of detained human rights defenders and other activists…

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Update: Oman: Trial continues of prominent human rights defender Saed Jadad

2015-02-22

On 22 February 2015, the fourth hearing of the trial of prominent defender of human rights Saed Jadad was held before the Court of First Instance in Muscat, during which the Public Prosecution directed…

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Bahrain: Torture of head of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, Naji Fateel, and systematic targeting of its members

2015-02-20

 Members of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) an organisation that monitors and documents human rights violations, organises training workshops, and supports regional networking…

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UAE-Sisters of imprisoned UAE94 activist subjected to enforced disappearance as State Security Apparatus continues to violate human rights

2015-02-20

On 15 February 2015 three sisters were subjected to enforced disappearance and there are serious concerns for their safety. The three women, Asma Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, Maryam Khalifa Al-Suwaidi and Alyaziyah…

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Iraq: Bodyguards of the National Security Advisor attack a group of journalists

2015-02-19

  On 18 February 2015, a group of journalists was attacked by the bodyguards of Iraq’s National Security Advisor, Faleh Al-Fayad, who was attending a seminar at the Al-Nahrain Centre for Strategic…

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Saudi Arabia: Appeals court endorses 15-year sentence against human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair

2015-02-17

  On 15 February 2015, the Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal in Riyadh ratified the initial ruling against Waleed Abu Al-Khair. The court, which hears terrorism cases, confirmed the sentence of…

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