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Human rights defenders face reprisals across the Gulf region and neighbouring countries, says new GCHR report

2016-08-22

A new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) released today aims to set out the cases of human rights defenders in the Gulf region and neighbouring countries who have been subjected to reprisals…

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Update: Oman: Trial of three “Azamn” journalists continues, during which only journalist Zaher Al-Abri is released

2016-08-22

On 22 August 2016, the Court of First Instance in Muscat, held its second hearing in the trial of three “Azamn” journalists, during which the judge decided to disallow the publication of the…

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Oman: Writer and poet Mohammed Al-Harthi detained by Internal Security Service

2016-08-20

Update: Oman: On 19 August 2016, writer and poet Mohammed Al-Harthi has been released from detention. 2016-08-19 Reports received from Oman confirm that the Internal Security Service (ISS) has arrested…

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Bahrain: Ghada Jamsheer arrested, and “illegal gathering” charges made against Maytham Al-Salman and Dr. Taha Al-Derazi, who remains in detention

2016-08-19

More prominent human rights defenders have been interrogated, charged and jailed in Bahrain in violation of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, according to reports received by the Gulf…

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Egypt: GCHR expresses solidarity with prominent human rights lawyer Gamal Eid as he heads to trial

2016-08-16

Update: Egypt: The Hearing in the trial of prominent human rights lawyer Gamal Eid in which the verdict will be declared has been postponed to 17 September 2016. 2016-08-15 The Gulf Centre for Human Rights…

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Oman: Trial begins for three “Azamn” journalists and writer Hamood Al-Shukaily arrested as free expression violations continue

2016-08-16

On 15 August 2016, the Court of First Instance in Muscat, Oman held the first hearing in a case against three “Azamn” journalists, Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim Al-Mamari, Deputy Editor Yousef Al-Haj,…

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