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Kuwait: Authorities continue to target human rights defenders

2015-01-31

On 29 January 2015, two human rights defenders in Kuwait were targeted in relation to their peaceful human rights activities. Human rights defender Mohammed Al-Ajmi was charged over tweets deemed insulting…

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Husain Radhi expecting a verdict for “illegal assembly”

2015-01-31

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express their concern about the judicial harassment against the human rights defender Husain Radhi, a member of the…

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Statement by human rights defenders on the sidelines of the regional workshop organised by the OHCHR and Media Center of the UN in Cairo

2015-01-29

  Below is the statement on the sidelines of the regional workshop “Towards Empowering and Secure Environment for Human Rights Defenders in Arab Region” organized by the Office of UN…

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United Arab Emirates: GCHR website blocked in UAE

2015-01-29

  The website of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has been blocked in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to local human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, a member of the GCHR Advisory…

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Kuwait: Arrest warrant issued against human rights defender Nawaf Al-Hendal

2015-01-28

On 27 January 2015, the State Security Apparatus at the Interior Ministry issued an arrest warrant for human rights defender Nawaf Al-Hendal following tweets posted on his twitter account, which included…

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Saudi Arabia: Women driving activists Maysaa Al-Amodi and Lujain Al-Hathlol remain in detention

2015-01-27

The Monitor for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (MHRSA) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) are alarmed by reports that two women driving activists remain in detention since their arrest on 01 December…

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