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Gulf Center for Human Rights

UAE: Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith’s case transferred to Federal Appeal Court

2016-12-09

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the move by the courts in the United Arab Emirates to transfer the case of Emirati academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith to the Federal Appeal Court on 5 December…

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Syria: Abducted Activists’ Whereabouts Remain Unknown / 3 Years on, No Word on Douma 4

2016-12-09

  The prominent Syrian human rights defenders Razan Zaitouneh, Samira Al-Khalil, Wa’el Hamada and Nazim Hammadi, who remain missing three years after armed men abducted them, should be released…

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Kuwait: Prison sentence overturned for human rights defender Rana Al-Sadoun

2016-12-08

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the news that a three-year prison sentence with hard labour imposed against human rights defender Rana Al-Sadoun was overturned by the Criminal Court in…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Issa Al-Hamid sentenced to two more years in prison

2016-12-05

On 01 December 2016, human rights defender Issa Al-Hamid was sentenced to two more years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Saudi Riyals (USD$26,605) for his peaceful and legitimate human rights work in…

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Oman: Court postpones verdict of “Azamn” journalists, in a trial held below international standards, according to trial observation report

2016-11-25

The continuing prosecution and trial of three “Azamn” journalists in Oman has been marked by procedural flaws and the abuse of punitive press laws, according to a final Trial Observation Report…

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Bahrain: Ongoing onslaught of reprisals against human rights defenders continues unabated

2016-11-19

More prominent human rights defenders have been interrogated, charged and banned from travel in Bahrain in violation of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, according to reports received…

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