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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia/Oman: GCHR launches High Court challenge to UK government’s silence on Saudi deal

2015-06-29

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is today launching a High Court challenge to the decision by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice to sell prison and probation services to Gulf states.…

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Bahrain: Rajab sentenced to prison, Al-Khawaja ends hunger strike, while Al-Singace’s health at risk, Abdulemam fined and Jawad released

2015-06-27

UPDATE: On 27 June 2015, Dr. Al-Singace completes 100 days of hunger strike. He is protesting the conditions in Jaw Prison, including allegations of torture. His health is at serious risk and he is still…

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Syria and Iraq: UN side event highlights need for protection in the face of ongoing attacks on human rights defenders and journalists

2015-06-27

On 25 June 2015, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) organised a side event in Geneva at the 29th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs)…

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Oman / UAE: Mother of blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi calls on authorities to provide medication for her son

2015-06-25

On 20 June 2015, Fatima bint Mohammed bint Nasser, the mother of Omani blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi who is detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), sent an appeal to the competent authorities in the UAE…

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Yemen: Human rights defenders at imminent risk during wartime, say panelists at UN side event

2015-06-23

On 22 June 2015, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) organised an event co-sponsored by CIVICUS, Freedom House, the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), and Sisters Arab Forum (SAF),…

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Kuwait: Human rights defender Rana Al-Saadoun sentenced to three years in prison

2015-06-22

On 21 June 2015, the Criminal Court in Kuwait sentenced in absentia human rights defender Rana Al-Saadoun to three years in prison with hard labour. The court convicted her of repeating a speech which…

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