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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Syria: Razan Zaitouneh spends another birthday in captivity with her colleagues

2017-04-29

On 29 April 2017, on the occasion of Syrian human rights defender Razan Zaitouneh’s birthday, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights reiterates calls for her immediate release. She is spending it in captivity…

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Bahrain: GCHR Founder Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on hunger strike since 12 April

2017-04-27

On 12 April 2017, the Founding Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, started a new hunger strike demanding that the human and civil rights of all prisoners be respected…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Khalid Al-Omair released after sentence ends while other rights defenders continue to be targeted

2017-04-27

Human rights defender Khaled Al-Omair has finally been released more than six months after he finished serving his eight-year sentence, while most other human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia remain in…

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Dublin public gathering calls for the release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja & Nabeel Rajab

2017-04-26

Dublin, 20 April 2017 – Front Line Defenders and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a public gathering in Dublin in solidarity with the prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi…

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Saudi Arabia: Two feminist activists remain in jail while a third activist is released

2017-04-26

The Guardianship system in Saudi Arabia has been used to jail women who refuse to be ruled by the male members of their families. In the past two weeks, three feminist activists have been arrested under…

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Bahrain: GCHR delivers statement to UN Committee Against Torture while Bahrain’s record is reviewed

2017-04-25

On 20 April 2017, Maryam Al-Khawaja, the Special Advisor on Advocacy for the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), delivered the following statement to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT): Bahrain has…

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