new

Gulf Center for Human Rights

Oman: Arzat central prison administration prevents Saeed Jadad from getting treatment in a specialized hospital

2016-05-24

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirm the deteriorating health situation of prominent Omani human rights defender Saeed Jadad. The administration at Arzat Central prison…

Read More

Bahrain: Authorities refuse to release Zainab Al-khawaja's baby, risking his health while she is ill

2016-05-23

On 22 May 2016, imprisoned human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja informed her family that she had fallen ill with the flu and was unable to take care of her 17-month-old son Abdulhadi, who is currently…

Read More

Iran: Human rights defender Narges Mohammadi sentenced to 16 years in prison

2016-05-20

Iranian human rights defender, lawyer, and women’s rights activist Narges Mohammadi was sentenced to 16 years in prison this week for her human rights activities, reports the Gulf Centre for Human…

Read More

Kuwait: Detained human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli to face deportation and a year in prison with labour

2016-05-17

On 16 May 2016 the Kuwait's Cassation Court ratified the sentence of deportation and a year in prison with labour against human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli for his participation in a demonstration…

Read More

Free Emirati human rights defender Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith, on trial for online posts in violation of his right to free expression

2016-05-17

We, the undersigned NGOs, call on the authorities to immediately release human rights defender and professor of economics Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith, who remains in detention in an unknown location in the…

Read More

Oman: Online activist Abdullah Habib freed, but Saeed Jadad and Sulaiman Al-Moamari remain jailed

2016-05-11

On 04 May 2016, Omani authorities released writer, cinema critic and online activist Abdullah Habib from prison by order of Sultan Qaboos. Other human rights defenders remain in jail. On 15 April 2016,…

Read More