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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

2017-10-16

This open letter, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, was sent to all UN Member States on behalf of 391 civil society organizations across 98 countries in advance of the Security Council…

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Syria/Turkey: Syrian Director Muhammad Bayazid victim of assassination attempt in Istanbul while making human rights film

2017-10-12

Syrian human rights defenders continue to be exposed to great danger while living in or visiting Turkey. Muhammad Bayazid, a Syrian movie director and human rights defender who was born and raised in…

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Yemen: Radhya Al-Mutawakel chosen as Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Defender for October 2017

2017-10-11

(Beirut/Cairo, 10 October 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have chosen the prominent…

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Syria/Turkey: Syrian human rights defenders Orouba Barakat and Halla Barakat murdered in Istanbul

2017-10-10

Update: Syria: A distant relative was arrested on 30 September in the murder of Orouba Barakat and Halla Barakat earlier that month in Istanbul. The motive appears to be financial, according to the confessions…

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Egypt: human rights defender Mohamed Zaree wins 2017 Martin Ennals Award

2017-10-10

Egyptian human rights defender Mohamed Zaree, Egypt Country Director at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), has won the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in…

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Oman: Supreme Court ruling closes “Azamn” newspaper forever

2017-10-08

The Supreme Court of Oman issued on Thursday, 05 October 2017, a final ruling on the closure of "Azamn" newspaper, ending the paper’s fight to reopen and shuttering it permanently. “Azamn”…

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