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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Yemen: The GCHR calls for the freedom of the press to be respected in Yemen

2014-09-29

  The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses serious concern at the attack on freedom of expression in Yemen as media stations and journalists are targeted. On 21 September 2014, military…

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UAE: Postponement of trial of human rights defender Osama Al-Najjar

2014-09-26

On September 23 2014, the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi heard the case of human rights defender and on-line activist Osama Al-Najjar. The Court postponed the hearing to 14 October 2014, when it will…

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Saudi Arabia: Authorities forced blogger and human rights defender Mikhlif Al-Shammari to stops tweeting

2014-09-24

As part of the ongoing systematic targeting by the Saudi government of human rights defenders and online activists, On 22 September 2014, blogger and human rights defender Mikhlif Al-Shammari was summoned…

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Iraq: Lawyer and human rights defender Samira Saleh Al-Naimi executed by ISIS in Mosul

2014-09-23

  With utmost sorrow and grief, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the execution by the so called Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) of lawyer and human rights defender Samira…

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During Qatar’s UPR / NGOs: Qatar’s Unwillingness to Begin a Process of Commitment to International Human Rights Norms Should Cast Doubt on Qatar’s Qualifications to be a Member of the HRC

2014-09-22

Yesterday, 18th September, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) presented an oral intervention before the UN Human Rights…

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Bahrain: Prominent human rights defenders Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja ends his hunger strike

2014-09-22

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the news that prominent human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has decided that tomorrow 23 September 2014 will be the last day of his hunger strike.…

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