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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Human rights activists at side event on torture and reprisals in Bahrain stress need for UN mechanisms to take action and support for victims

2017-03-25

Geneva - The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a side event entitled “Torture, Physical Coercion and Reprisals in Bahrain” during the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights…

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Human rights defenders including journalists at imminent risk in the Gulf region and neighbouring countries

2017-03-25

Geneva - The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a side event entitled “SEE THEIR STRUGGLE, REALISE THEIR RIGHTS: Human Rights Defenders including journalists at Imminent Risk in the Gulf…

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BAHRAIN: After 282 days of arbitrary detention, human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial postponed once again

2017-03-23

On 22 March 2017, Manama’s Fifth High Criminal Court postponed again Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial in the Twitter case, in clear contempt of international human rights…

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UAE: Free prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor now

2017-03-20

Award-winning Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor has been arrested by security forces in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and taken to an unknown location. Ahmed Mansoor was arrested at his home…

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Bahrain: Torture, Physical Coercion and Reprisals in Bahrain Belie Commitment to Reform, says new report

2017-03-20

Impunity for torture and other abuses against human rights defenders continues in Bahrain, according to a new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) prepared with the assistance of Dorsey &…

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UAE: Call for the immediate release of human rights defender Osama-Al-Najjar as his sentence expires

2017-03-19

Human rights defender and on-line activist Osama Al-Najjar was scheduled for release on 17 March 2017, having served a full three-year prison sentence as a result of the peaceful exercise of his right…

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