Gulf Center for Human Rights

Bahrain: NGOs call for women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer to remain free and an end to judicial harassment of women human rights defenders


After a prominent women’s rights defender was sentenced to a further year in prison, we the undersigned international human rights and feminist organisations call on the Bahraini government to stop…

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Bahrain: Travel ban imposed on journalist Nazeeha Saeed


Bahraini authorities prevented journalist Nazeeha Saeed from traveling at Bahrain International airport as part of a trend adopted by the government which includes imposing travel bans on independent…

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Egyptian woman human rights defender Mozn Hassan banned from travel to feminist meeting


On 27 June, feminist activist and woman human rights defender Mozn Hassan was banned from travelling from Cairo to Beirut to participate in a meeting of the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Regional…

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GCHR marks International Day in Support of Victims of Torture


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) calls on the United Nations and the international community to implement mechanisms of accountability for torture crimes on the International Day in Support of…

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Iran: Human rights defender Bahareh Hedayat must be freed, say UN and rights NGOs


Human rights defender Bahareh Hedayat has been held in Evin prison in Iran against international law after five years of detention relating to her highest sentence on the charge of “acting against…

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UAE: Human rights defender Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith remains in prison as trial continues


On 20 June 2016, a third hearing took place in the United Arab Emirates to examine charges against human rights defender and academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith relating to his online postings. Reports received…

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