Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Prominent human rights defender Sulaiman Al-Rashudi released


On 12 December 2017, prominent human rights defender Sheikh Sulaiman Al-Rashudi, a lawyer and former judge who is President of Civil and Political Rights Association in Saudi Arabia (ACPRA), was released…

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Yemen: Access to Internet restricted and social media sites blocked in many cities


Since before midnight on 06 December 2017, residents of cities in Yemen have reported that they are unable to access social media sites, and that the Internet is very slow. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights…

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UAE: Human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor must be freed on International Human Rights Day


As the world observes International Human Rights Day on 10 December, prominent Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, a member of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) Advisory Board, remains…

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Kuwait: Court of Appeal imprisons 67 citizens, including human rights defender Sulaiman Bin Jassim


On 27 November 2017, the Court of Appeal in Kuwait sentenced 67 people to prison for allegedly storming Parliament in 2011, including prominent opposition leader Mussalam Al-Barrak, current and former…

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On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, GCHR calls for freedom of detained WHRDs across the MENA region


On International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Day, marked every year on 29 November, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) calls upon governments and armed groups in MENA region to free all…

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Oman: Court of Appeal again upholds the sentence against Internet activist Hassan Al-Basham


On 19 November 2017, the Court of Appeal in Muscat, Oman again upheld the initial verdict of three years in prison to which Internet activist Hassan Al-Basham was initially sentenced by the Court of First…

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