Gulf Center for Human Rights

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


On 01 December 2016, human rights defender Issa Al-Hamid was sentenced to two more years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Saudi Riyals (USD$26,605) for his peaceful and legitimate human rights work in…

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Oman: Court postpones verdict of “Azamn” journalists, in a trial held below international standards, according to trial observation report


The continuing prosecution and trial of three “Azamn” journalists in Oman has been marked by procedural flaws and the abuse of punitive press laws, according to a final Trial Observation Report…

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Bahrain: Ongoing onslaught of reprisals against human rights defenders continues unabated


More prominent human rights defenders have been interrogated, charged and banned from travel in Bahrain in violation of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, according to reports received…

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Egypt: Egyptian human rights lawyer added to the list of those banned from travel


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses its solidarity with Egyptian human rights defenders who are banned from travel and persecuted because of their defense of human rights. On 15 November…

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Update: Kuwait: Blogger Sarah Al-Drees released on bail


Update: Kuwait: At the next hearing in the case of Sara Al-Drees on 27 October, the trial was postponed again until 24 November 2016. The case was heard on 24 November, and is ongoing. 2016-10-07 On 06…

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UAE: Speech Charges Violate Academic’s Rights - Nasser Bin Ghaith Held Incommunicado for 9 Months


Update: UAE: Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith appeared in court on 07 November, where the defense presented its case. The judge postponed his next hearing to 05 December in order to examine the case under a new…

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