News from Yemen

Yemen: Rights activist and blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy released after five months held incommunicado


On 15 January 2018, rights activist and blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy has been released after five months of incommunicado detention. Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti, spokesperson for the Houthi forces said “Hisham…

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Yemeni Human Rights Blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy Has Been Missing for 150 Days


This post was written by Khalid Ibrahim, executive director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, an independent, non-profit organisation that promotes freedom of expression, association and…

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Yemen: Access to Internet restricted and social media sites blocked in many cities


Since before midnight on 06 December 2017, residents of cities in Yemen have reported that they are unable to access social media sites, and that the Internet is very slow. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights…

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Yemen: Radhya Al-Mutawakel chosen as Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Defender for October 2017


(Beirut/Cairo, 10 October 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have chosen the prominent…

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Yemen: UNHRC side event calls for accountability and an end to impunity to protect rights defenders


On 19 September, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) organised a side event with partners on “Accountability, ending impunity, and protection of human rights defenders in Yemen” at the…

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Yemen: Report on the situation of human rights reiterates call for independent investigation


The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is vastly deteriorating and an international inquiry into human rights violations is essential, says a special report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). The report…

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