Gulf Center for Human Rights

The Final Statement of the Third Gulf Platform for Human Rights Defenders


We,  human rights defenders from the Gulf countries and neighboring countries, convened at the third Gulf Platform for Human Rights Defenders held in Istanbul (15-19 November 2015), and organized…

Read More

Saudi Arabia: Authorities continue to target human rights defenders


Saudi authorities are continuing to systemically target human rights defenders by  misusing legal proceedings against them. In the last month Omar Al-Saeed and Mikhlif Al-Shammari, two peaceful human…

Read More

Syria: Fears for Life of Free Expression Advocate Bassel Khartabil, in Undisclosed Location, May Face Death Sentence


(November 20, 2015) - Bassel Khartabil, a defender of freedom expression being held in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance may be facing a death sentence, 36 local and international organizations…

Read More

Bahrain: European Parliament urges Bahrain’s King to lift Nabeel Rajab’s travel ban and drop charges


On 19 November 2015, Member of the European Parliament Mr. Pier Antonio Panzeri, together with 80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), issued a letter to Bahrain’s King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa…

Read More

Oman/United Arab Emirates: Life of Omani blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi in danger


On 09 November 2015, detained Omani blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi appeared before the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which decided to refer him to a hospital. He has been sent to…

Read More

Syria: No Word on Activist’s Whereabouts, Bassel Khartabil Transferred to Undisclosed Location on October 3


(November 4, 2015) – Syria’s authorities have yet to disclose the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of information, one month after his transfer…

Read More