Gulf Center for Human Rights

Syria: Human rights organizations mark birthday of Razan Zaitouneh with renewed call for release of ‘Duma Four’


(Geneva, 28 April 2015) - To mark the 38th birthday (on April 29) of missing human rights defender and lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, head of the Violations Documentation Centre in Syria (VDC), winner of the…

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Syria: Journalist and activist Asaad Hanna viciously attacked


On 20 April 2015, journalist and activist Asaad Hanna, who lives in exile in the outskirts of Istanbul, was attacked by an unknown person, who broke into his home during the early morning hours. He attacked…

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Bahrain: Authorities prevent Abdulhadi and Salah Al-Khawaja from attending the funeral and mourning of their brother


Once again the government of Bahrain denies political activists and human rights defenders the right to temporary release on humanitarian grounds for the funeral of a close relative. Prominent human rights…

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Saudi Arabia: Prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair beaten in prison


On 18 April 2015, prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair was beaten by another prisoner at Al-Ha'ir prison in Riyadh. Also, he was subjected to threats in addition to verbal insults and obscenities…

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Bahrain: End Reprisals Against Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab


13 April 2015 - We in the Bahrain and international human rights NGO community condemn the arrest and detention of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in the Kingdom of Bahrain. On 4 April,…

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Oman: Internal Security Service continues to target freedom of expression online; Saed Jadad released


Omani authorities continue to persecute those who speak out critically online, says the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), which reports that four Internet activists have been arrested in Liwa over…

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