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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Oman: Courts revoke prison sentences of online activist Hassan Al-Basham and writer Hammood Al-Shukaily

2017-01-18

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirm that the High Court in Oman has revoked the three-year prison sentence against online activist Hassan Al-Basham. Also this week, the…

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Bahrain: Freedom of the Press faces serious threat

2017-01-16

Freedom of the press and freedom of expression are under serious threat in Bahrain. Human rights defenders, journalists and online bloggers are targeted for legitimately reporting on issues and expressing…

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UPDATE: UAE: Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith suffering from poor health while waiting for Federal Appeal Court to set date to hear his case

2017-01-15

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is deeply concerned about the health of Emirati academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith, who remains in prison in the United Arab Emirates under extremely harsh conditions…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Abdulaziz Al-Shubaili sentenced to eight years in prison

2017-01-11

Human rights defender Abdulaziz Al-Shubaili has been sentenced to eight years in prison, following a hearing on 10 January 2017 by the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Saudi Arabia. The court was asked…

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Saudi Arabia: Two human rights defenders arrested

2017-01-10

According to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), two human rights defenders were arrested in Saudi Arabia as part of the ongoing attacks on human rights defenders in the country.…

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Oman: Human rights defender Saeed Jadad banned from travel, “Azamn” newspaper closed, and trial of writer postponed

2017-01-09

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is very concerned about the ongoing targeting of prominent human rights defenders, journalists and writers in Oman. Early in the morning of 08 January 2017, while…

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