Gulf Center for Human Rights

Update: Oman: Gulf Centre for Human Rights condemns arrest of human rights defender Saed Jadad


On the evening of 21 January, more than 20 members of the Omani security forces raided the home of prominent human rights defender Saed Jadad in Salalah city and arrested him without presenting any judicial…

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Oman: Prominent human rights defender Saed Jadad summoned to court on fabricated charges


On 19 January 2015, prominent human rights defender Saed Jadad was summoned by the Chief Public Prosecutor in Salalah, Ahmed Al-Masrori, to appear before the Court of First Instance in Muscat on 25 January…

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced in free expression case, belying promises of reform


Prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to six months in jail on 20 January in his latest twitter case, which serves as yet another example of the Bahraini government’s criminal…

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Update: Saudi Arabia: Lashing sentence of rights defender Raif Badawi referred to supreme court


Reports confirm that the Royal Office has referred the sentence of 1000 lashes against Saudi human rights defender Raif Badawi to the Supreme Court in Riyadh. The referral happened before 9 January 2015,…

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Bahrain: Drop Twitter Charges Against Rights Advocate / European Allies Should Speak Up About Nabeel Rajab Case


  (Beirut, January 16, 2015) – Bahrain’s allies including the United Kingdom, Germany, France and other European countries should publicly call on Manama to drop charges against the human…

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Iran: Mahdieh Golrou’s Case Referred to the “Judge of Death”


The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the well-known women’s and students’ rights activist Mahdieh Golrou, who has been detained for…

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