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Syria: “Rising for Freedom” magazine banned and journalists sentenced to prison, as VDC offices attacked by mob

2017-08-15

“Rising for Freedom” (Talaana Aaharih) magazine has been banned in Douma, Syria and two of its journalists sentenced to prison over an article published earlier this year. The offices of the…

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Oman: Writer Mansour Al-Mahrazi awaiting appeal following three-year prison sentence

2017-08-13

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that the trial of the writer and researcher Mansour Bin Nasser Al-Mahrazi is ongoing in connection to two books he wrote in 2014 and…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Omar Al-Hamid sentenced to three years in prison

2017-08-11

Saudi human rights defender Omar Al-Hamid has been sentenced to three years in prison under the Anti-Cyber Crime Law, following a hearing on 08 August 2017 by the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh.…

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Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli released

2017-08-04

At 8:30pm on 01 August 2017, human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli was released from the Central Prison in Kuwait on bail of 500 Kuwait Dinars (approx. USD$1650) after serving a one-year sentence…

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Syria: Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

2017-08-02

The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in October 2015. The undersigned human…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mariam Al-Otaibi released from prison despite defying guardianship system

2017-08-01

On 31 July 2017, Saudi woman human rights defender Mariam Al-Otaibi was released from prison after more than 100 days. She immediately said in a tweet, “You can accomplish what your mind has prepared…

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