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Egypt: Travel ban issued against prominent human rights lawyer Gamal Eid, en route to training

2016-02-04

In the early hours of 04 February 2016, Egyptian security forces at Cairo International Airport banned prominent human rights lawyer Gamal Eid from travelling to Athens, to train some lawyers on international…

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Oman/United Arab Emirates: Omani blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi must be freed

2016-01-31

On 31 January 2016, the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) decided to postpone the trial of detained Omani blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi to 15 February 2016 in order for the Medical Tribunal…

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Update: Saudi Arabia: Systematic targeting of members of ACPRA continues

2016-01-29

The authorities in Saudi Arabia continue their repeated attempts to dismantle the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), in addition to systematically targeting its members, according to…

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Kuwait: New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists

2016-01-21

 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Article 19, Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are seriously…

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Bahrain: Travel ban of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab must be overturned so family can travel for medical assistance, say NGOs in letter to King

2016-01-21

The following is a letter signed by 28 NGOs asking the King of Bahrain to lift the travel ban on Nabeel Rajab   His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain Fax: +973 176 64 587…

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Oman: “Mowaten” online magazine ceases publication due to harassment of the Internal Security Services

2016-01-20

On 14 January 2016, “Mowaten” (“Citizen”) magazine published a statement in which it announced that it would stop publishing until further notice because of what it described as…

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