Gulf Center for Human Rights

Oman: CIVICUS and GCHR outline concerns related to the environment in which civil society activists and human rights defenders operate


The Sultanate of Oman NGO Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review 23rd Session of the UPR Working Group 23 March 2015 Submission by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation,…

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Kuwait: Travel ban imposed on human rights defender Nawaf Al-Hendal


On 25 March 2015, the General Administration of investigations imposed a travel ban on human rights defender Nawaf Al-Hendal, the director of Kuwait Watch. On 23 March 2015, Al-Hendal was arrested while…

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Oman: Online activist Talib Al-Saedi held incommunicado


On 23 March 2015, online activist Talib Al-Saedi disappeared after he was summoned by the Omani Internal Security Service to appear for investigation before the Special Division of the Omani Police in…

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Bahrain: Authorities continue to target women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer


The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses serious concern over the ongoing targeting by authorities of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain. She faces a travel ban and continuous…

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Kuwait: Nawaf Al-Hendal arrested after speaking at 28th session of UN Human Rights Council


On 23 March, 2015, human rights defender Nawaf Al-Hendal was arrested while he was carrying out his work observing violations during a peaceful gathering in Al-Erada square in front of the National Assembly…

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Syria: Date set for verdict in case of SCM members


On 25 March 2015 a verdict is set to be delivered in the case of Mazen Darwish, Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Gharir members of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM).…

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