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Bahrain: More human rights defenders banned from travel and prevented from engaging in UN advocacy

2016-08-30

The government of Bahrain continues its relentless crackdown on human rights defenders, jailing them, banning them and sending them into exile. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has publicly stated that…

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GCHR welcomes launch of DatNav, a new guide to help navigate and integrate digital data in human rights research

2016-08-29

From online videos of rights violations, to satellite images of environmental degradation, to eyewitness accounts disseminated on social media, we have access to more relevant data today than ever before.…

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Oman: Prominent human rights defender Saeed Jadad released, while journalist Yousef Al-Haj begins hunger strike

2016-08-27

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received news that on 26 August 2016, prominent Omani human rights defender Saeed Jadad was released after serving a one-year prison sentence. On 25 November…

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders continue to be banned from travel; Dr. Taha Al-Derazi, freed pending trial while other rights defenders remain jailed

2016-08-25

Bahrain continues to restrict the rights of human rights defenders to travel, including staff of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), according to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human…

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Human rights defenders face reprisals across the Gulf region and neighbouring countries, says new GCHR report

2016-08-22

A new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) released today aims to set out the cases of human rights defenders in the Gulf region and neighbouring countries who have been subjected to reprisals…

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Update: Oman: Trial of three “Azamn” journalists continues, during which only journalist Zaher Al-Abri is released

2016-08-22

On 22 August 2016, the Court of First Instance in Muscat, held its second hearing in the trial of three “Azamn” journalists, during which the judge decided to disallow the publication of the…

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