Gulf Center for Human Rights

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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Oman: Abdullah Habib imprisoned after Appeal Court upholds his sentence


According to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), writer, cinema critic and online activist Abdullah Habib has been imprisoned for six months after the Appeal Court in Muscat,…

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Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on 7th anniversary of his arrest


Seven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful…

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