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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Khalid Al-Omair released after sentence ends while other rights defenders continue to be targeted

2017-04-27

Human rights defender Khaled Al-Omair has finally been released more than six months after he finished serving his eight-year sentence, while most other human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia remain in…

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Saudi Arabia: Two feminist activists remain in jail while a third activist is released

2017-04-26

The Guardianship system in Saudi Arabia has been used to jail women who refuse to be ruled by the male members of their families. In the past two weeks, three feminist activists have been arrested under…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi calls on the international community to protect him

2017-04-23

Saudi human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi has called for international support after being forced to leave Saudi Arabia for Qatar. He said, "I call on the international community to protect…

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Saudi Arabia: Trial of Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood continues

2017-04-17

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood has been brought to trial before the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Saudi Arabia, a year…

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Saudi Arabia: Free Dina Ali Lasloom and repeal the Guardianship System

2017-04-14

On 13 April 2017, Dina Ali Lasloom, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, was reportedly deported from Philippine airport against her will. Lasloom arrived in Manila airport en-route to Australia, where she intended…

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Saudi Arabia: Gulf Centre for Human Rights supports campaign to end male guardianship system of women

2017-02-21

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) announces its full solidarity with the campaign to end the male guardianship system of women in Saudi Arabia. GCHR believes that there will be no real reform and…

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