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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Issa Al-Hamid sentenced to nine years in prison

2016-05-01

On 24 April 2016, human rights defender Issa Al-Hamid was sentenced to nine years in prison for his peaceful and legitimate human rights work in Saudi Arabia. In a hearing which took place on 24 April…

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Syria: Joint appeal to help free Syrian human rights defender Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues on her birthday

2016-04-29

On 29 April, human rights groups worldwide are marking the birthday of Syrian human rights defender Razan Zaitouneh, who will be spending it in captivity for the third time along with her three colleagues,…

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UAE: Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith appears in court on baseless charges and reports torture in detention

2016-04-26

On 4 April 2016, eight months after he was forcibly disappeared in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith was brought before the State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court in Abu…

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Jordan: GCHR Co-Director Khalid Ibrahim refused entry yet again

2016-04-26

On 25 April 2016, Khalid Ibrahim, Co-Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), was refused entry to Jordan and detained at the Queen Alia International airport in Amman. He was on his way to…

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Saudi Arabia: Special report presented to UN Committee Against Torture

2016-04-25

Torture of human rights defenders is routine, says a special report published this week by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). The “Report on Torture in Saudi Arabia” was submitted as…

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Syria: Human rights defender Jdea Abdullah Nawfal arbitrarily arrested and detained

2016-04-23

Update: On 23 April 2016, human rights defender Jdea Abdullah Nawafel has been released from prison. 2016-04-02 The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is very concerned following the arbitrary arrest…

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