Gulf Center for Human Rights

For Immediate Release / Bahrain: Courageous Human Rights Defender Maryam Al-Khawaja Arrested in Bahrain; Could Face Lengthy Prison Sentence


The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express grave concern over the arrest and detention of courageous human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja upon her…

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Bahrain: Co-Director of the GCHR detained and not permitted entry to her country Bahrain


On 30 August 2014, human rights defender and co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Maryam Al-Khawaja  was refused entry to her country Bahrain and detained at the immigration area.…

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Kuwait: Arrest and detention of blogger and human rights defender Mohammed Al-Ajmi


On 27 August 2014, the Department of Criminal Investigation summoned blogger and human rights activist, Mohammed Al-Ajmi. As a result he went to their offices, located in Salmiya at 10:00am on the same…

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Bahrain: Joint Letter to King Hamad of Bahrain Regarding Torture Victims


King Hamad of Bahrain Cc: Lt. General Sheikh Rashed bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa Minister of Interior Kingdom of Bahrain Your Majesty, The undersigned representatives of international human rights organizations…

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Bahrain: Prominent Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja to Start a New Hunger Strike


Prominent human rights defender and founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, has declared an open hunger strike “in…

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Saudi Arabia: Detained human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair forcibly taken to unknown location


Update: Reports confirmed that on 12 August 2014 he has been transferred to Al-Malaz prison in Riyadh.  The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received reliable information that on 11 August…

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