Gulf Center for Human Rights

Oman: Prominent human rights defender Saeed Jadad jailed


On 25 November, state security forces raided the home of prominent human rights defender Saeed Jadad. They arrested him and transferred him to prison. At approximately 1am on 25 November 2015, state security…

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Bahrain: Brother of human rights lawyer Mohammed Al-Tajer’s arrested and detained


On 5 November Ali Isa Al-Tajer, brother of prominent human rights lawyer Mohammed Al-Tajer was arrested in Al-Dair and his whereabouts remain unknown. At approximately 5pm on 5 November 2015, members…

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UAE: Whereabouts of Nasser Bin Ghaith remain unknown as State Security Apparatus continue to target human rights defenders


Over three months since the State Security Apparatus detained academic and human rights defender Nasser Bin Ghaith his whereabouts remain unknown. He is one of the UAE 5 imprisoned in 2011 and tried for…

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The Final Statement of the Third Gulf Platform for Human Rights Defenders


We,  human rights defenders from the Gulf countries and neighboring countries, convened at the third Gulf Platform for Human Rights Defenders held in Istanbul (15-19 November 2015), and organized…

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Saudi Arabia: Authorities continue to target human rights defenders


Saudi authorities are continuing to systemically target human rights defenders by  misusing legal proceedings against them. In the last month Omar Al-Saeed and Mikhlif Al-Shammari, two peaceful human…

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Syria: Fears for Life of Free Expression Advocate Bassel Khartabil, in Undisclosed Location, May Face Death Sentence


(November 20, 2015) - Bassel Khartabil, a defender of freedom expression being held in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance may be facing a death sentence, 36 local and international organizations…

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