Gulf Center for Human Rights

Iraq: NRT correspondent Issa Al-Atwani attacked


On 20 April 2018, Issa Al-Atwani, a reporter of NRT TV in Babil Governorate in Iraq, was attacked by an unknown group of people. At 11:30 pm Al-Atwani left his house heading to the city centre of Al-Hillah…

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Oman: Coalition calls for release of writer Abdullah Habib


The Omani Coalition for Human Rights, established in March 2018, consisting of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, the Omani Association for Human Rights, the Omani Center for Human Rights and Muwatin Center…

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Iran: Woman human rights defender Atena Daemi beaten and transferred to Gharchak Prison


Woman human rights defender Atena Daemi was beaten by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran’s Evin Prison and then transferred to Gharchak Prison in the city of…

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Oman: Internal Security Service continues systematic targeting of Internet activists


According to reports from Oman, the Internal Security Service (ISS) has arrested Internet activist Yousif Sultan Al-Arimi for writing on social media networks. On 08 April 2018, the ISS summoned Al-Arimi…

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Bahrain: When we tried to visit Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja


It was two in the morning on Wednesday 04 April 2018. The silver-haired passport official in the crisp white uniform stood behind the glass of Booth 16 at Bahrain’s Airport. He looked at my landing…

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United Arab Emirates: Ahmed Mansoor taken to court after a year in arbitrary detention; while Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith denied visits


Prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor has been brought to trial in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after more than a year in detention without charge. Mansoor, who was arrested on 20 March 2017,…

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