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Gulf Center for Human Rights

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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Oman: Writer and poet Mohammed Al-Harthi detained by Internal Security Service

2016-08-20

Update: Oman: On 19 August 2016, writer and poet Mohammed Al-Harthi has been released from detention. 2016-08-19 Reports received from Oman confirm that the Internal Security Service (ISS) has arrested…

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Bahrain: Ghada Jamsheer arrested, and “illegal gathering” charges made against Maytham Al-Salman and Dr. Taha Al-Derazi, who remains in detention

2016-08-19

More prominent human rights defenders have been interrogated, charged and jailed in Bahrain in violation of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, according to reports received by the Gulf…

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