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News from Yemen

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

2017-10-11

(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

2017-09-21

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

2017-09-15

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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Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen

2017-08-29

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Excellency, We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support…

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Yemen: Human rights defender Hisham Al-Omeisy arrested and held incommunicado

2017-08-20

Prominent human rights defender and on-line activist Hisham Al-Omeisy has been arrested by Houthi authorities and remains in detention without access to a lawyer or his family. At approximately 2:45pm…

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Yemen: UN panel discusses the ongoing attacks on public freedoms during wartime

2017-06-22

On 20 June 2017, a panel discussion focused on the ongoing attacks on public freedoms in Yemen was held on the side lines of the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council currently…

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