Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood sentenced to six years in prison


On 10 November 2017, the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia sentenced Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood to six years in jail followed by six years of travel ban after her sentence…

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Saudi Arabia: Wave of arrests continue as authorities crack down on human rights defenders and freedom of expression


The human rights situation in Saudi Arabia has markedly deteriorated and there has been a renewed crackdown against human rights defenders, since the accession of Mohammad bin Salman as Crown Prince in…

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Sudan: Mudawi Ibrahim Adam chosen as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression in November 2017


(Cairo & Beirut, 9 November 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, nominated prominent…

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Bahrain: Family of prominent human rights defender sentenced to prison in reprisal, as Nabeel Rajab mistreated in transfer to prison


The authorities in Bahrain have continued their policy of mistreating and jailing human rights defenders and their families, sentencing three family members of exiled human rights defender Sayed Ahmed…

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Iran: Human rights defender Baquer Namazi and his son Samiak Namazi remain in prison


The Iranian government should immediately release human rights defender and retired humanitarian worker Baquer Namazi, and his son Siamak Namazi, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) said today. Baquer…

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Iraq: Gulf Centre for Human Rights mourns death of photojournalist Arkan Sharif


It is with great sadness that the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received news of the murder of photojournalist Arkan Sharif. He was killed in the early hours on 30 October 2017 after a number of…

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