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Bahrain: UN event assesses violations of the right to freedom of expression and assembly

2017-06-23

On 21 June 2017, a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, examined the criminalisation of peaceful expression in Bahrain.  “Freedom…

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Iran: Free woman human rights defender Atena Daemi

2017-06-23

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Atena Daemi from Tehran’s Evin prison. She must also be given immediate…

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Yemen: UN panel discusses the ongoing attacks on public freedoms during wartime

2017-06-22

On 20 June 2017, a panel discussion focused on the ongoing attacks on public freedoms in Yemen was held on the side lines of the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council currently…

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Iraq: Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad killed in Mosul by explosive device

2017-06-21

Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad died on 19 June 2017 after an explosive device went off in Mosul, injuring three French journalists at the same time. One of them, Stéphane Villeneuve,…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mohammed Al-Otaibi held incommunicado amid lengthy investigation

2017-06-17

The Gulf Centre for human Rights (GCHR) has received reports confirming that human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi is being held incommunicado and subjected to a lengthy investigation. He…

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Oman: Three “Azamn” journalists selected as Defenders of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression for June 2017

2017-06-14

(Cairo, Beirut - 14 June 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have selected the three…

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