Gulf Center for Human Rights

UK: GCHR legal challenge, don't erase accountability!


Help Needed The Gulf Center for Human Rights  is a small NGO taking on a big task: taking the UK government to court over its decision to remove longstanding obligations on government ministers to…

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Syria: “Their freedom is their right” campaign announces Razan Zaitouneh as the prisoner of the month in February


“Their freedom is their right” (“#حريتهم_حقهم”) is a campaign for defending the rights of prisoners of conscience launched by Maharat Foundation and the Arabic Network…

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders sentenced to jail as pattern of systematic judicial harassment continues


The systematic targeting of human rights defenders and activists by the government of Bahrain continued unabated as three human rights defenders and an activist photographer received prison sentences…

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Egypt: Travel ban issued against prominent human rights lawyer Gamal Eid, en route to training


In the early hours of 04 February 2016, Egyptian security forces at Cairo International Airport banned prominent human rights lawyer Gamal Eid from travelling to Athens, to train some lawyers on international…

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Oman/United Arab Emirates: Omani blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi must be freed


On 31 January 2016, the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) decided to postpone the trial of detained Omani blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi to 15 February 2016 in order for the Medical Tribunal…

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Update: Saudi Arabia: Systematic targeting of members of ACPRA continues


The authorities in Saudi Arabia continue their repeated attempts to dismantle the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), in addition to systematically targeting its members, according to…

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