Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Sentence of human rights defender Fadel Al-Manasef reduced by one year following reconsideration by the Court


On 9 September 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, reduced the prison sentence of human rights defender, blogger and founding member of Al Adalah Center for Human Rights, Fadel Al-Manasef,…

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Human Rights in the Gulf Countries: Special Focus Kuwait & Saudi Arabia


On 09 September 2014 the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), World Alliance for Citizen participation (CIVICUS), Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association…

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Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli sentenced to 6 months in prison


On 4 September 2014, the Court of Misdemeanors in Kuwait sentenced human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli to six month in prison after he was accused of assaulting a security officer. He was charged…

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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Naji Fateel starts a hunger strike for Freedom


The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express concern at the ongoing ill-treatment of detained human rights defender Naji Fateel and call for his immediate…

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Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defenders Verdict Scheduled in Charges Before Anti-Terrorism Court


   (Geneva, September 5, 2014)  –The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues…

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Denmark: Meeting between concerned NGOs and Danish Foreign Minister


  We were received on a short notice today by the Danish Foreign Minister, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, to whom we conveyed our serious concerns about the rapidly deteriorating health situation of prominent…

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