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Syria: Authorities carry out enforced disappearance of Mazen Darwish, Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Gharir

2015-05-18

Reports received by the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) confirm that Syrian security authorities transferred prominent human rights defenders Mazen Darwish, Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Gharir from…

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Open letter to President Obama to help free jailed human rights defenders in the Gulf on the eve of Camp David summit

2015-05-12

Dear President Obama, On the eve of your summit meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on 13 and 14 May, we urge you to press for the release of all detained human rights defenders…

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Bahrain: Open Letter from Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on his 21st day of hunger strike to the High Commissioner for Human Rights

2015-05-10

His Excellency Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson Geneva, Switzerland  Re: Humanitarian…

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders at risk in jail, others facing long prison sentences

2015-05-08

Most of Bahrain’s prominent human rights defenders remain in prison, facing prison or in exile, as the regime attempts to silence criticism and punish all those who cooperate with international…

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Yemen: GCHR launches special report on human rights defenders and journalists at risk

2015-05-05

On 02 May 2015, the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) launched its special human rights report entitled: “Yemeni journalists and human rights defenders at risk during wartime.” This special…

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Iraq- The Gulf Centre for Human Rights mourns the death of prominent human rights defender Ammar Al Shahbander

2015-05-03

It is with great sadness that the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received news of the death of prominent human rights defender Ammar Shahbander. He was killed in the evening of 2 May 2015 during…

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