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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Two human rights defenders arrested after being sentenced to prison

2017-09-18

Saudi authorities have arrested human rights defenders Issa Al-Hamid and Abdulaziz Al-Shubaili, both members of the Civil and Political Rights Association in Saudi Arabia (ACPRA). Reports received by…

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Yemen: Report on the situation of human rights reiterates call for independent investigation

2017-09-15

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is vastly deteriorating and an international inquiry into human rights violations is essential, says a special report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). The report…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defenders brought to trial for protesting violations

2017-09-11

In August, human rights defenders Issa Al-Nukhaifi and Essam Koshak were brought to court over their human rights activities, where they learned of charges against them. They remain at Al-Ha'ir…

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Bahrain: Woman human rights defender Zainab Al-Khamees summoned for investigation

2017-09-06

UPDATE: Zainab Al-Khamees complied with the summons and arrived at the appointed time for investigation on 6 September. After a half hour wait, she was interrogated briefly without the presence of her…

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Iran: Journalist Sasan Aghaei held in solitary confinement for two weeks

2017-08-31

Journalist Sasan Aghaei, deputy editor of the daily “Etemad”, has been held in solitary confinement in Iran for over two weeks. He was detained by security forces at the newspaper’s…

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Syria: Justice for the thousands of victims of enforced disappearances

2017-08-30

30 August 2017 – International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances We, the undersigned civil society organisations, commemorate the victims of enforced disappearances in Syria and support…

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