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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Iraq: Lawyer and human rights defender Samira Saleh Al-Naimi executed by ISIS in Mosul

2014-09-23

  With utmost sorrow and grief, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the execution by the so called Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) of lawyer and human rights defender Samira…

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During Qatar’s UPR / NGOs: Qatar’s Unwillingness to Begin a Process of Commitment to International Human Rights Norms Should Cast Doubt on Qatar’s Qualifications to be a Member of the HRC

2014-09-22

Yesterday, 18th September, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) presented an oral intervention before the UN Human Rights…

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Bahrain: Prominent human rights defenders Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja ends his hunger strike

2014-09-22

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the news that prominent human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has decided that tomorrow 23 September 2014 will be the last day of his hunger strike.…

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Saudi Arabia: Systematic targeting of members of ACPRA in addition to other human rights defenders

2014-09-21

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. The power to change laws and policies are controlled by the King in consultation with appointed officials including the Minister of Interior. Political parties, non-governmental…

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Bahrain: Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer arrested for tweets

2014-09-18

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express concern over the arrest of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain. On 15 September 2014,…

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Bahrain: GCHR Co-Director Maryam Al-Khawaja released, but still faces charges and remains under travel ban

2014-09-18

  On 18 September 2014, human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), was released from prison. Reports received by the GCHR confirmed that a travel…

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