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Oman: Writer and journalist Almoatasem Al-Bahlani detained by Internal Security Service

2016-07-29

Update: Oman: On 28 July 2016, writer and journalist Almoatasem Al-Bahlani has been released from detention. 2016-07-28 Writer and journalist Almoatasem Al-Bahlani has been detained by the Internal Security…

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Iraq: Parliament threatens head of Iraqi Journalists' Rights Defense Association Ibrahim Al-Saragey

2016-07-29

Journalist and head of the Iraqi Journalists' Rights' Defense Association (IJRDA) Ibrahim Al-Saragey was threatened after he described in a press statement, on 25 July 2016, the Iraqi Parliament as a…

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Kuwait: Special report on torture in Kuwait presented to UN Committee against Torture

2016-07-27

In a Special Report on “Torture in Kuwait”, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) aims to present some of the issues and cases of human rights defenders as they relate to the violation of…

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Syria: Office of Violations Documentation Center (VDC) in Damascus Al-Ghouta attacked

2016-07-25

The Violations Documentation Centre in Syria (VDC) reported that a Syrian government jet fighter attacked the office of VDC in Douma city which is located in Al-Ghouta, a suburb of the capital Damascus.…

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Iran: Narges Mohammadi on hunger strike and needs to be allowed to get in touch with her family

2016-07-20

Update: Narges Mohammadi has been given the right to speak to her children as of 16 July so she has reportedly stopped her hunger strike. 2016-07-12 Detained Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi…

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Bahrain: Reprisals continue against human rights defenders, especially those engaging in international advocacy

2016-07-20

Reprisals against human rights defenders continue unabated in Bahrain, which includes travel bans on independent human rights defenders and journalists, among members of civil society. Most recently,…

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