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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Oman: Serious concerns about use of new citizenship law to target human rights defenders and activists

2015-03-03

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is gravely concerned that the new Omani Citizenship Law, which was enacted on 12 August 2014 under Royal Decree No. 2014/38, can be used to target human rights…

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United Arab Emirates: Stop the charade and release activists convicted at the mass UAE 94 trial

2015-03-03

On the second anniversary of the start of the mass “UAE 94” trial that imprisoned dozens of government critics and reform activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including prominent human…

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Bahrain: Bahrain13 on hunger strike protesting ill-treatment of minors in prison; Hussain Jawad abused in detention

2015-02-23

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is alarmed by recent reports of abuse and torture in detention in Bahrain. The GCHR is concerned for the health of detained human rights defenders and other activists…

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Update: Oman: Trial continues of prominent human rights defender Saed Jadad

2015-02-22

On 22 February 2015, the fourth hearing of the trial of prominent defender of human rights Saed Jadad was held before the Court of First Instance in Muscat, during which the Public Prosecution directed…

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Bahrain: Torture of head of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, Naji Fateel, and systematic targeting of its members

2015-02-20

 Members of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) an organisation that monitors and documents human rights violations, organises training workshops, and supports regional networking…

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UAE-Sisters of imprisoned UAE94 activist subjected to enforced disappearance as State Security Apparatus continues to violate human rights

2015-02-20

On 15 February 2015 three sisters were subjected to enforced disappearance and there are serious concerns for their safety. The three women, Asma Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, Maryam Khalifa Al-Suwaidi and Alyaziyah…

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