Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Detained human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair forcibly taken to unknown location


Update: Reports confirmed that on 12 August 2014 he has been transferred to Al-Malaz prison in Riyadh.  The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received reliable information that on 11 August…

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Update: Kuwait & Oman: Human rights defenders Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli and Noah Al-Saadi released


The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the release of two human rights defenders who were arrested in July in Kuwait and Oman. On 7 August 2014, human rights defender and Bedoon community activist…

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UAE: Open letter to, the President, and Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, regarding human rights defender Obaid Al-Zaabi


His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, We, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), are writing to you in relation to the case of Emirati…

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Bahrain: Harassment of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab at Heathrow Airport


The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) express their concern over the harassment and ill-treatment of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and his family…

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Kuwait: Ongoing trial and detention of human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli


On July 24, 2014, the Kuwaiti Misdemeanors Court postponed the trial of human rights defender, Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli, to 7 August 2014 and ordered his continued detention. The public prosecutor had previously…

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Oman: Human rights defender Noah Al-Saadi held incommunicado for over a week


According to credible reports, human rights defender, Noah Al-Saadi, has been held incommunicado since his arrest on 13 July 2014 at the Special Division of the Omani Police in Muscat. Information received…

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